18th March 2017

Put the trap out again last nigh and had quite a haul of moths certainly shows how much things improve when the wind drops and it stays fairly mild. Nothing unusual though just the more common Garden moths. The pictures are of 73.242 [B&F: 2188] Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) shown to highlight the colour/pattern and size variation of the species and pretty much covers the range certainly for the ones I get in the garden.

Classification Taxon Vernacular Individuals Status
Moths & butterflies Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 19 Common
Moths & butterflies Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 16 Common
Moths & butterflies Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2 Common
Moths & butterflies Xylocampa areola Early Grey 6 Common
Moths & butterflies Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 15 Common
Moths & butterflies Biston strataria Oak Beauty 3 Common
Moths & butterflies Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2 Common

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