A diary of my mothing activity covering highlights and photos from my moth trapping activities. Mainly Norfolk (UK), occasionally beyond. I may mention other wildlife sightings here, especially insects, but for birds see my birding diary.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Nothing new

Five moths makes last night the best so far this year, though that didn't advance the house year-list which remains stubbornly stuck on 4.  The 5 consisted of 2 Pale Brindled Beauties and 3 Chestnuts.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Pale Brindled Beauties

A relatively mild night and for once the mildness hasn't come packaged with strong winds and/or heavy rain.  The result - surely some moths...

Yes indeed, 2 Pale Brindled Beauties appeared in the evening - one on the shed and one on the outside of the trap.  I emptied the trap this morning with high hopes of one or two more moths but was sadly disappointed - just a few flies.

Pale Brindled Beauties, North Elmham, 25th January

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

More Mottled Umbers

Mothing has been uneventful over the last few days - just two moths since my last post, and both Mottled Umbers. One last Wednesday night and this one last night.

Mottled Umber, North Elmham, 12th January

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

First moths at home

After four nil returns I finally caught some moths at home on Monday night.  These four Coinistra were in the trap, consisting of 3 Chestnuts and a Dark Chestnut.

Three Chestnuts and a Dark Chestnut (far right), North Elmham, 5th January

Next evening a Mottled Umber was on the shed door.

 Mottled Umber, North Elmham, 6th January

Another season has begun!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

First moths of the year

After a couple of nil returns from home I finally found some moths today.  In the glamorous location of the gents toilets at Titchwell 3 Winter Moths adorned the walls.  Nice.