Rooftop Moths

The overnight temperature dropped quite a bit limiting the number of insects on the wing. Only 7 common quaker, 4 hebrew character, 2 early grey and 2 brindled pug in the roof terrace trap.

I’ve been moth trapping from my roof terrace in West Hill Road for a few years now. The roof terrace is three floors up in an urban area but surprisingly record 300+ species each year including lots of scarce migrants such as gem, striped hawkmoth, hoary footman, four-spotted footman, langmaid’s yellow underwing, delicate, white-speck, tree lichen beauty and golden twin-spot amongst others. Here’s hoping for a good migrant year!

Brindled Pug


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