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Stevenston moth trapping 25th August

Postby IainH » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:07 pm

Nothing unusual in a 400W trap at Ardeer Quarry LNR, but it was noteworthy that Large Yellow Underwing has been ‘knocked off the top spot’.

Square-spot Rustic x 50
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 33
Large Yellow Underwing x 31
Lesser/Common Rustic x 7
Crescent x 7
Small Square-spot x 4
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing x 3
Sallow x 3
Common/Dark Marbled Carpet x 3
Dun-bar x 2
Garden Carpet x 2
Small Phoenix x 2
Common Carpet
Flame Shoulder
Dotted Clay
Flame Carpet
Rosy Rustic
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Stevenston moth trapping 25th August 2016

Postby IainH » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:11 pm

A 25W Heath trap amongst blooming heather in dune heath by the sea produced a few interesting moths, including several Heath Rustic and Archer’s Dart.

Square-spot Rustic x 10
Archer’s Dart x 5
Heath Rustic x 4
White-line Dart x 2
Flounced Rustic x 2
Ear sp. x 2
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 2
Large Yellow Underwing
Rosy Rustic
Small Wainscot
Autumnal Rustic


Heath Rustic
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Archer’s Dart
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Archer’s Dart
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White-line Dart
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Autumnal Rustic
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Stevenston moth trapping 29th August 2016

Postby IainH » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:48 pm

The main thing of note in two traps at Ardeer Quarry LNR was the selection of autumnal firsts for the year: Canary-shouldered thorn, Frosted Orange and Black Rustic.

Square-spot Rustic x 56
Large Yellow Underwing x 40
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 11
Canary-shouldered Thorn x 6
Crescent x 5
Dark/Common Marbled Carpet x 4
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing x 3
Flame Carpet x 3
Dotted Clay x 2
Ear sp.
Scalloped Oak
Flame Shoulder
Black Rustic
Small Square-spot
Centre-barred Sallow
Garden Carpet
Rosy Rustic
Small Wainscot
Frosted Orange
Dun-bar
Autumnal Rustic
Small Fan-footed Wave
Sallow

Canary-shouldered Thorn
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Frosted Orange
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Black Rustic
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Stevenston moth trapping 11th March 2017

Postby IainH » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:31 pm

My first trapping session of the year, at Ardeer Quarry LNR, produced 6 species in a 400W Heath trap.

Hebrew Character x 10
Common Quaker x 5
Pale Brindled Beauty x 3
March Moth
Clouded Drab
Chestnut

Pale Brindled Beauty
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March Moth
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Stevenston moth trapping May 2017

Postby IainH » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:27 pm

Living away from Ayrshire, I’d not been doing much trapping. However, being in Stevenston at the end of the month allowed me to do some trapping at Ardeer Quarry LNR. Highlights are pictured below.

Green Silver-lines.
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Broad-barred White.
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Figure of Eighty.
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May Highflyer.
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The reserve’s second Small Elephant Hawkmoth.
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Yellow-barred Brindle is one I rarely catch.
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Alder Moth.
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A boldly-marked Seraphim.
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White Pinion-spotted.
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Shears.
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Stevenston moth trapping June 2017

Postby IainH » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:32 pm

My trapping in Ayrshire has been very limited, but I picture a few highlights below.

Shaded Pug is new for Ardeer Quarry LNR and perhaps new for Ayrshire
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Herald.
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A mothing event at Stevenston Beach LNR produced 4 Sand Dart - the third Ayrshire record, I think.
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The 400W MV trap lighting-up the Orache on Stevenston Beach.
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A Dark Sword-grass
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A Hummingbird Hawk-moth in my parent’s garden in Stevenston.
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I always like seeing Green Arches.
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