Market Weighton Moths – February 2017

Monthly Summary – Updated on 02/03/2017

40w Actinic Light

5 species recorded during the month.

This years moth campaign has now kicked off, with a revamped moth trap. Also signed up for the Garden Moths Scheme to help monitor changes in populations to our commoner species.

CodeScientific NameCommon NameFirst dateLast dateNights TrappedTotal Moths Notes
32.018Agonopterix heracliana20/02/201720/02/201711
45.010Amblyptilia acanthadactyla26/02/201726/02/201711
70.245 Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth26/02/201726/02/201711
70.247 Phigalia pilosariaPale Brindled Beauty20/02/201720/02/201711
70.255 Agriopis marginariaDotted Border26/02/201726/02/201711

Annual Comparison

YearNights Trapped Species TrappedAverage Species per NightTotal Moths TrappedAverage moths per Night

Actinic moth trapActinic moth trap

32.018 Agonopterix heracliana32.018 Agonopterix heracliana

45.010 Beautiful Plume - Amblyptilia acanthadactyla45.010 Beautiful Plume – Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

70.247 Pale Brindled Beauty - Phigalia pilosaria70.247 Pale Brindled Beauty – Phigalia pilosaria

70.255 Dotted Border - Agriopis marginaria70.255 Dotted Border – Agriopis marginaria