Tuesday, July 26, 2005

More sticky treats!

The Herald attracted to sugar syrup mixture

With sticky rags and plenty of mixture left over from last night, I reheated it all, added a splash more - er hum - and was away. This time I concentrated one the best of last nights sites in the back garden and a new site in the front garden. Both were sheltered by trees and within half an hour the front garden was hoochin! Common Rustic, Bright-line Bright-eye, Nutmeg, Dark Arches, Common Wainscot and a new Herald (brighter and less worn than last nights individual) were all at the front garden rags.

Moths at sugar syrup rag

At the peak (about 11.30pm) I had 41 individuals of nine species at the four rags and several painted branches/posts, including three different Heralds, Common Rustic(19), Dark Arches (6), Large Yellow Underwings (3), Bright-Line Brown-eye (4), Common Wainscot (2), Nutmeg (2), several 'minors' and a Light Arches.

For a full list of Toadsnatcher's garden moths click here

All images | Nikon Coolpix 995 | © Steve Dudley

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