I can't believe just how slow going it is on the moth front at present. Since my last posting the highest count that I've had has been 10 moths and last night I managed just a miserable 3 specimens. Still at least I'm getting a steady trickle of year ticks which keeps me going. Also my (nearly) seven year old son is starting to take an interest and we now check out the trap contents as part of our morning ritual.
Below are the new moths for the year.
04/06/2013 White-spotted Pug
05/06/2013 Buttoned Snout
06/06/2013 Common Wave
06/06/2013 Knot Grass
07/06/2013 Spruce Carpet
09/06/2013 Broad-barred White
Broad-barred White which gets the
"Moth of the Week" Award
Thanks to Stewart for ID'ing the White-spotted Pug from my last blog posting - I do find Pug's incredibly difficult though at least I am starting to get to know some of the commoner ones a bit better. The Snout and the Broad-barred White were both actually year ticks for the whole Upper Thames recording area so at least I feel that I am contributing something to the sum of mothy knowledge.
I'm going to be away now on a birding trip to Scotland so won't be trapping for the rest of the week. Given how slowly things are progressing at present I doubt that I'll be missing too much.
Latest Score: 51 Moths + 7 Butterflies = 58