Post by earthdragon64 on May 24, 2015 18:41:32 GMT
Did my GMS trapping a day late as I only got back from Colonsay after dark on Friday. Just a single Edinburgh Pug, which isn't even on the GMS list. It has been a pretty poor year here for moths. I had hoped to do a bit of mothing on Colonsay with a bright light on a white sheet, (didn't have room to take a proper trap), but it was just too windy.
I did find a couple of Six-spot Burnet larvae in different places and saw some Common Heaths, so not a totally moth-free week.
Not a new moth but pleased to see this today in my garden - I think Pyrausta purpuralis. But I did wonder why such a dull brown colour, especially so early in season. The ones I have seen before really have been purple and gold.
A larva for me today with 2 large Drinker caterpillars probably getting ready to pupate.It was nice to see a young girl with a magnifying glass examining one of them by the boardwalk. Great to see young kids connecting with nature!
Definitely C. lacunana. Did you see Springwatch last week? I only caught parts of it as I was away but somebody sent in a photo that showed just the top (head) half of a moth. It was clearly a Cinnabar but Chris said it's either a Cinnabar or one of the burnets, but thought it was too early for Cinnabar (I saw one locally a month back) so probably a burnet. He is very knowledgeable but I guess moths aren't his strong point as it should have been an easy one to ID.