Sunday, 14 August 2011

Dark Marbled Carpet

Here are two views of the first Dark Marbled Carpet we have caught on the Gordano patch.  This was trapped in a Clevedon garden on 07 August 2011.

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Here is a photo of the Annulet mentioned in the previous posting:

Recent Patch Ticks

This handsome moth was caught during an all-night trapping session on Weston Moor on the night of 29 July 2011.  The totals for the night were 124 macros and 85 micros.  This Jersey Tiger and a Satin Lutestring were both Patch Ticks.

A week later, on 6 August 2011, another Patch Tick was an Annulet, taken during a soggy night at Walton Common.

Small Ranunculus

Several have been caught in the Weston and Somerset areas recently, but this was the first for our Clevedon / Portishead patch

Small Marbled

This diminutive moth was caught in a Clevedon garden on the night of 11 July 2011, despite the efforts of its captor, who first let it escape and then managed to re-capture it.  Only after several hours did he realised what it was, instead of "another micro for Paul to sort out".

Small Mottled Willow

Small Mottled Willow - two were caught, in separate Clevedon garden on the night of 28 June 2011.