All posts tagged moths


Book Review: Britain’s Day-flying Moths (WildGuides)

Britain’s Day-flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain and Ireland, September 2013 It’s hard to believe now that just twenty or so years ago anyone wanting to get into moths had just one book available to […]

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No atrocious puns, but how you fixed for International Bat Night?

I've been spending a lot of time this summer standing in the dark listening for bats. An ecology consultant friend of mine has needed someone to help out


No Splat No Bat

I've just finished two evening of bat transect surveys near Swindon, covering farmland that unless something miraculous happens (eg the discovery of a very large colony of very

Yellow Tail

Moth Update!

Despite the less than ideal weather conditions lately, I have been persevering with moth study in my Wigton garden. It has been pretty awesome, I have recorded 127 species since

Burnished Brass

Wigton Mothing!

The moth trap has been pretty good up here in Wigton the past few weeks, Here are some of my highlights! [caption id="attachment_9421" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Angle Shades"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_9422" align="aligncenter"


The Burren: some invertebrates

This is the third post on a recent six day trip to the Burren in western Ireland with Wildlife Travel. Though I knew a little about the

Poplar Hawkmoth

Moth Madness hits Wigton!

As part of mine and Charlie's fascination (some would say obsession) with Pan-species recording I thought I would introduce you to some of the moths that I have

Red Swordgrass

Garden Moth Scheme – Week 4

Last night it was week four of the Garden Moth Scheme (GMS); so I put my 128w MV skinner trap out from 1800hrs to 0600hrs and

Small Elephant day I'll see one of these in my garden....

Garden Moth Scheme

Moths are brilliant; it is as simple as that! I started trapping moths in my garden during early autumn last year and I am well and truly hooked!


Ladybird decline!

Okay, so spring is fast approaching (honestly it is) and one of the things I look forward to seeing are Ladybirds! However it seems that this is


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