What a difference a day can make! beautiful rays of sunshine got the temperature upto 15c yesterday here, clouding over nicely for the evening, it seemed perfect conditions for moths...and it was! with 19 moths of 8 species trapped in 4 hours.
The best moth of the bunch was a pristine Lead-coloured Drab, a female this time given the size of it. Luckily I also trapped a Clouded Drab for comparison (just look at the rounded wing-tips of the Lead-coloured Drab as compared to the Squared-off tips of Clouded Drab)
5 species were new for the garden as well.
Monday - 21/03/11 - Bishop's Stortford Garden (total of 19 moths of 8 species) - Robinson 125w MV Trap
1x Lead-coloured Drab [NFG]
1x Clouded Drab [NFG]
1x Engrailed [NFG]
2x Chestnut [NFG]
10x Common Quaker
2x Small Quaker
1x Hebrew Character
1x Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella [NFG]