last nights moths (25/1/02)
- Hi all
A very wet and windy night last night, the trap blew over twice! Very mild with a max of 8.2c and a min of 5.7. Only one moth recorded, a very early (for me) Tortricodes alternella. Emmet gives occasionally in Jan for this species but its around 20 days earlier then last year for me. The moth was basking (!!!) on the wall behind the trap and illustrates the need to get up before daylight to make sure you don't miss anything, it would have flown off at dawn and been missed.
As no other moths appeared to be moving last night despite the mild weather I am assuming this little fella was blown from his roost and ended up in the garden. He's now tucked up safe in my fridge for Ian Kimber to photo as I notice this is one of the few species not on Ian's web site.
1025 Tortricodes alternella x1
All moths trapped in my 125 MV Robinson in Elland, grid ref SE 1126 2216.
Paul Talbot in VC 63
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