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.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

First moths of 2017

I've had the moth trap on each night but have had no moths since 23rd December... until last night.  2017 finally swung into action with 7 moths of 4 species: Sallow Button Acleris hastiana, Winter Moth, 4 Mottled Umbers and Chestnut.

Mottled Umbers, North Elmham, 7th January

Sallow Button Acleris hastiana, North Elmham, 7th January

Winter Moth, North Elmham, 7th January

Chestnut, North Elmham, 7th January

I also finished submitting the last of my 2016 records this morning.  Last year I recorded 38,176 moths of which 21,589 were in my garden.  The total number of species in the garden was an impressive (at least I was impressed) 627 (comprising 316 macros and 311 micros) and bringing my garden moth list to 720 (starting in August 2014).  I wonder how many new species this year will bring...

No comments:

Post a Comment