23 January 2010

January moths at Gelli-hir

Milder conditions yesterday evening tempted Chris Manley to run his trap for a couple of hours at the Widlife Trust reserve at Gelli-hir. He was rewarded with 5 Winter Moths and 9 Mottled Umbers; the latter a highly variable species as shown by Chris' photo above. By morning the temperature must have been around 0.C judging by the frost in many localities.
I'm sure Chris wont mind me plugging his excellent new publication which I understand is on it's second print: http://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Moths-Butterflies-Photographic-Guide/dp/0713686367

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