Market Weighton Moths – 09/03/14

Updated 15/03/2014

The moth trap has been out on a few occasion already this year, all to no avail, so it was pleasing to finally find five moths in the trap, from four species, three of which were new to the garden on 9th. Figures in square brackets identify new species to the garden moth list for the week. As always, please feel free to comment and correct as needed.

Weekly Summary

3 x 688 Agonopterix heracliana
1 x 1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia [32]
1 x 1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria [37]
2 x 2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi [33]
4 x 2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta [35]
1 x 2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica [34]
1x 2243 Eary Grey Xylocampa areola [36]

9th March
1 x 688 Agonopterix heracliana
1 x 1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia [32]
2 x 2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi [33]
1 x 2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica [34]

688 Agonopterix heracliana688 Agonopterix heracliana

1663 March Moth - Alsophila aescularia1663 March Moth – Alsophila aescularia

2187 Common Quaker - Orthosia cerasi2187 Common Quaker – Orthosia cerasi

2190 Hebrew Character - Orthosia gothica2190 Hebrew Character – Orthosia gothica

11th March
Temperature was forecast to drop to around two degrees fairly quickly after sun-set, so only had the trap running until 10pm, without any expectations of catching anything. So it was nice to find two moths in the trap at 10pm, especially as the two respresent another addition to the garden list.

2 x 2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta [35]

2188 Clouded Drab - Orthosia incerta2188 Clouded Drab – Orthosia incerta

12th March
Temperature was forecast to drop to around two degrees fairly quickly after sun-set, so only had the trap running until 10pm, without any expectations of catching anything. So it was nice to find two moths in the trap at 10pm, especially as the two respresent another addition to the garden list.

1 x 688 Agonopterix heracliana
2 x 2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta
1x 2243 Eary Grey Xylocampa areola [36]

2243 Early Grey - Xylocampa areola2243 Early Grey – Xylocampa areola

12th March

1 x 688 Agonopterix heracliana

13th March

1 x 1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria [37]

1934 Dotted Border - Agriopis marginaria1934 Dotted Border – Agriopis marginaria