Butterflies & Moths 2020

Hi All, I took an executive decision & decided to amalgamate the Butterfly & Moth threads which may make it easier to find if it's used more!

These are the old threads from 2019 Beautiful butterflies https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/200195/beautiful-butterflies-2019#pifragment-4285=1

& Mostly Moths https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/198118/mostly-moths-2019/1273216#pifragment-4285=1

To start us off here are a few from the recent traps & wine rope,

this is a lovely Satelite from the 8th january

Best wishes

Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Nice one - I think it will be a while before I see anything to put on here!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • I had to dash off to do dinner so here are a few more early moths

    I did a trap on New Years eve, so this was the first of the year, a Pearly Underwing

    another from the 8th, a Buttoned Snout

    & a Many-lined from this morning

    11 species so far this year, so a good start, but it's been quite mild, even been out digging weeds from the veggie plot.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Look what I got for my birthday - my dear friends who clubbed together to get it for me were slightly puzzled by my choice of gift. I just need the weather to improve 

    CinJ

    Cin J

  • Wow, what a great pressie! Will you be doing it from your garden? I put mine under a table if I think it might rain but rule of thumb says it needs to be warmer than 7°C to get many moths. We'll look forward to your piccies & how the trap works!
    Have you tried the rope trick? Thats good for this time of year, you just have to keep popping out to look at it.i

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Grand start H, puts me to shame somewhat as not begun yet due to cold/wet/windy weather & see it's going to dip low at night again here til at least end of month!
    Great present C, .. I see you've been suffering similar weather to me!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • I don't fancy it's chances of surviving the gales and deluges of rain we keep having so I will be patient. I've wanted to survey the garden for a long time. I've tried sugaring and wine ropes in the past but wasn't terribly successful probably due to weather more than anything else

    CinJ

    Cin J

  • I must admit I don't put the traps out in the wind (or heavy rain), the moths don't like it either. I just use the table if there is a risk of a light shower. It's my best ever start to the year & today was like march, sunny & 16°C. Rain & wind coming in tonight though.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • And then from yours to ours H, grrr At least it's not due to last all that long!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Hazel/Noisette, Thanks for the new thread.
    And thanks to Everyone for the first pics from 2020.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Hazel C said:
    today was like march, sunny & 16°C

    Now you're just making us jealous!!! Still under a deluge of wind and rain here