Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Getting going

Well, the hot weather has certainly kick-started the moths once more, as the MV has had a good selection of species over the past couple of mornings, even if the overall numbers are still depressed. The year's first hawk-moth (a Poplar, above) and a good number of Scalloped Hazels were the highlights, along with plenty of other species that were new for the year.

Scalloped Hazel - up to six in the trap
Iron Prominent
Nut-tree Tussock
Pale Tussock


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That poplar hawk moth is beautiful!

Steve Gale said...

Have you seen one before Simon?