The unpronounceable moth (and more!)

The moth trap is becoming quieter as the weeks roll by.  We seem to be back to single figures (and in today’s case, single figure!) since the wet and cooler weather has arrived.  That being said, it is still relatively mild, and Tim has continued to have some success whilst trapping at his house.  He’s been kind enough to bring a couple more individuals in for us to have a look at:

Oak Nycteoline, or as Tim referred to it- 'The Unpronounceable moth'!

Oak Nycteoline, or as Tim referred to it- ‘The Unpronounceable moth’!

December Moth

December Moth

This morning’s trap contained only one individual- a Carpet moth which is currently being checked out to be verified.  We also caught a rather late insect:

Mayfly spp.

Mayfly spp.

Last week we had little more success, with the following constituting what was deemed to be a successful night’s catch, all things considered:

Silver Y

Silver Y

Red-green Carpet

Red-green Carpet

Red-line Quaker

Red-line Quaker

Tim Brain at the moth trap

Tim Brain at the moth trap

 

 

About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage
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