Mostly Moths 2018

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Oh well I've just spotted the new reduced size for photos (320 x 240) so will try this from this morning

    Agrochola blidaensis

    EDIT Can hardly see the photo even when it's clicked on ! Big disappointement!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Can see it fine & well on my tablet H, expands to fit 10"x8" screen!  Have had Chestnuts this year but don't recognise that name?

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    It's one you don't get (yet) but is slowly moving north. No English name . Glad it works on your tablet, I just get the standard size on the computer. Oh well, I'll post some more later, just for you! LOL

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Gee thanks H, missing the moths already!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    At long last I have read Jean-Henri's experiments with Great Peacock moths .... how very interesting!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Sorry Wendy, your post got lost on the forum!! I loved his writing style & as you say, very interesting. There are other stories on the same link but I haven't got around to reading them yet.

    I had 2 traps last night as it was dryish & warmish!

    At home I had 6 species including a rather worn "Gem"

    & then went off  to empty the other & found around 30 moths of 9 species. My favorite was the December Moth which was my reason for putting the trap in the woods

    a Feathered Thorn

    loads of Mottled Umber

    a Brick

    Red-line Quaker

    & I'll put the rest on if this lot works. Fingers crossed!

    Piece of cake !LOL Photos a bit big though.

    Also had a Green Brindled Crescent

    thats a better size 650-0

    & a Sprawler

    That's the best of them!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Has worked fine H ... super envious of your December Moth, one I really wanted to see ''live' but no traps here for a while as some really dodgy weather!  Wet again tonight! Grrrrrrrr

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Yes last night was my "window" of opportunity, weather not too good here either.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Yep, the December moth does look a fine moth. 

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Thanks Nigel, it's not a big moth but has lovely colours & markings & if you're doing a live trap they come hurtling in at speed quite early on & are very impressive.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France