Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Moth Tunnel

Heralds- I counted 39 hibernating
Buttoned Snout 
Spider sp? (debating id on i-spot) 
Orb Spider Metellina merianae 
The tunnel- an irrigation pipe under the railway 
Left to right: Scarce Umber and Mottled Umbers

Checked out the moth tunnel yesterday and as it was relatively mild had the trap on last night. Got Scarce Umber and 2 Mottled Umbers (first record for Beddington) but no December Moth yet which is what I am after.
39 Heralds, the Buttoned Snout and a load of spiders in the tunnel. This hibernation colony was found by Derek Coleman about 10 years ago and 39 is a good year.

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