Moth-tastic coverage on the BBC

We were delighted to receive a request from the BBC following last week’s moth blog, and the next day our images were featured on the ‘In Pictures’ section of the Tayside news page.  As we continue with our trapping endeavours, more impressive individuals continue to come to the light, including this selection, trapped outside the reserve office last Wednesday:

Large Yellow Underwing

Large Yellow Underwing

Red-line Quaker

Red-line Quaker

Red-green Carpet

Red-green Carpet

Streak

Streak

Tim Brain was also kind enough to bring the following 3 individuals in to the office, having been caught the night before at his home near Crook of Devon:

Bulrush Wainscot

Bulrush Wainscot

Green Brindle Crescent

Green Brindle Crescent

Feathered Thorn

Feathered Thorn

Whilst moth trapping continues into the autumn, our team of insect surveyors are now winding down, after a full season of butterfly, bumblebee and dragonfly surveying at five locations around the reserve.  Their weekly efforts have enabled us to continue what has become an excellent dataset of insect monitoring data, with analysis having been written up by Dick Alderson, for publication on our Loch Leven NNR Publications page.  Watch this space for updates on this year’s analysis, and in the meantime, if any surveyors would like to share their images of insect surveying on the blog, please feel free to get in touch.

About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s