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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Another try for Devon Carpets

A brief respite in this weeks weather, so set up three traps in Kilburn woods in the area where I have caught Devon Carpet before, about 100m away from where I trapped last week.  No luck with the carpets, and the numbers were generally low.  The bright moon was evident up to around midnight with cloud quickly increasing, but even by 0300 with a temperature of +11, it was obvious that the summer numbers were now but a distant memory.
As an interesting aside, on Calderdale Moths blog, there is interesting habitat shot from Hardcastle Crags, the other Yorkshire Devon Carpet site, and an excellent photo of one of the moths.  There is only a small patch of this type of habitat in Kilburn woods, and perhaps a more targeted siting of the traps may be more effective. 

14 Ypsolopha parenthesella, a Blastobasis adustella, Acleris emargana, Epinotia ramella, two Red-green Carpet, two Common Marbled Carpet, a Pine Carpet, a very worn Double-striped Pug, two Canary-shouldered Thorn, a Large Yellow Underwing, Brown-spot Pinion, four Pink-barred Sallow, Dark Arches, Small Wainscot, two Rosy Rustic and a Frosted Orange.

at 22mm wingspan, very worn, but considered to be Double-striped Pug

Pine Carpet

Brown-spot Pinion

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