Friday, 24 August 2012

News from the Bugry

Me in the Bugry 
Jersey Tigers- part of the 28 a few days ago 

Been some busy nights in the Bugry recently. Last night I had 85 moths of 39 species flying round the room. I try and catch as many as possible and pot them up or store them in the storage tank so that I can count them all- in addition to the ones that actually stay in the trap. Since last June I've had 231 species of moth in that blinking room including a 2nd site record for Surrey- a Rose Plume and also the Dewick's Plusias which probably represent the only breeding population in the UK. Probably (definately) misidentifying and missing all sorts of stuff too.


StourbridgeRantBoy said...

There ca'nt be many moth trappers still wearing cufflinks! Nice shot...

ATB Laurie -

Peter Alfrey said...

I know- I dressed down for that shot- normal moth trapping attire above :-)