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Re: Raised bog moth trapping

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:34 am
by nickcandlish
Iain,
Re Water veneer, Goater in British Pyralid Moths gives an adult life span of two days hence I suppose A ephemerella.
Do you know anything about the forthcoming moth/bat evening at Sourlie Wood?

Nick.

Re: Raised bog moth trapping

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:18 pm
by IainH
Hi Nick,

That's a very interesting bit of information - I was very curious as to why they often died in the trap.

I know nothing about the bat & moth event you mention. The bat walk in 'Beith' advertised at https://www.facebook.com/North-Ayrshire ... 74297089/# for 2nd September is one I (and maybe one or two other moth-ers) will be going to with a few moth traps (which the ranger service will transport for me). The site - Spiers Old School Grounds - has many mature trees - Lime, Beech, Oak, Birch, etc. I don't think we'll find a heck of a lot (since trapping for a few hours in September is never going to be really productive - and all the traps I'll be taking are actinics), but there are of course still some interesting species around at that time of year.

By coincidence, the local BC branch are having a bat and moth walk the same night in Glasgow Botanics https://www.facebook.com/saving.scottis ... e_internal

Iain

Re: Raised bog moth trapping

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:31 pm
by IainH
...actually, unexpected work developments today have dictated that I won't be around in Ayrshire to set-up moth traps during the Beith bat walk on the 2nd, so it might not be a mothy event after all.

Iain

Re: Raised bog moth trapping

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:54 pm
by nickcandlish
Iain,
Thanks for that, it seems to be a SWT event...I'll get in touch with Gill Smart no doubt she'll know about it.

Nick.