In reply to Noisette:
" I found a batch of ten nocturnal moths on my lit window yesterday evening. They were about between 12 - 15mm wide. Any idea what they would be?"
This came from "Campfield Marsh" thread. I tried to reply but couldn't as i'm not a member of the group & couldn't find how. Another good reason to abandon this forum, but in the meantime if Alan could type my reply onto the relevant thread it would be great!
My reply :
"Im officially on stike over the state of the new forum however I can never resist a moth! This looks like Winter moth Operophtera brumata & it's a male as the females are flightless & sit on tree trunks waiting for a man to pass by! "
P.S. Thanks Alan!
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Well done H ... I also couldn't see how to join group in order to reply ... It used to be so easy! But also never occurred to me to post in this way!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said: It used to be so easy!
Yep it is certainly worse.
You need to go to the group main page and you should see the join option
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In reply to Alan.:
A strange thing just happened D ... as I was reading your post relaying H's info to John & Judith's thread a black info bar appeared on the base of my Lenovo tablet inviting me to join their group ... didn't happen the first time!!!
Yep the black bar is a mobile thing Wendy I get it on my phone.
Thanks Alan, the bar did come up this morning but not so simple as the old site, I hunted all over last night! I got it wrong anyway, apparantly it's a Northern Winter Moth!
Alan. said:Yep the black bar is a mobile thing Wendy I get it on my phone.
It's not just a mobile thing, at least not for me. I get this whenever I open a post that requires group membership to reply if I'm not already a member and I only use computers (not tablets or phones). So, I assume it must be browser related if you don't always get it - I tend to use MS Edge. I haven't actually tried to join a group using it so I don't know if or how that has changed.
I'll finish this thread with my last ones of the year on the 28 december, a little micro-moth which is probably Mompha subbistrigella, in the house on the window
& several in the trap including a Black-Spot Chestnut
The 2019 thread is here https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/198118/mostly-moths-2019
Many thanks H for starting new thread & posting your last of 2018 ... still sorting mine out & not run any traps for quite some time with all the house renovations & the oh-so-cold nights!!
Just looked back & very suprised to find last moth trap was 14th Nov!!!
One of the Winter Moths?
Beautiful Plume (on very dirty kitchen blind!)
Our old friend LBAM
This tiddler from 10th Nov for you to ID as you're so good at them H!
Felt good to be posting moth pics again .... better set up trap soon!
Good to see your moths too Wendy!! You've been hogging them lately. I think the tiddler is a slightly worn Diamond-backed Moth. Interesting to read about it. It's caterpillars devour cabbage crops & it developed resistance to a lot of pesticides used against it & so they found a crop "Wintercress" that it prefers above all, so it lays it's eggs there but unfortunately for it, the caterpillars can't survive on it. Which is good news for the farmers & anyone who doesn't like pesticides.
EDIT Forgot to say that the 1st one may be a November Moth! I've never hadthe LBAM, they are not so common here & lovely plume.
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