Monday, 10 May 2010

At last...

...something different in my moth trap! After weeks of Hebrew Characters, Early Greys etc, this morning I got a Flame Shoulder! Nothing rare, but something different! See picture below.

5 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Nice crisp one that! Looking forward to trying my 'black' light - coming to a suburb near you this week.

Cheers

D

Pete Marsh said...

The moth most likely to go into your ear and turn round and round. Cheaper than going to a rock concert.

Fleetwood Birder said...

That sounds a bit unpleasant!

Pete Marsh said...

Ask Steve Palmer - been there when he had a Square Spot Rustic do just that - its a very loud and discordant experience! The remedy was to put his head to one side, pour cooking/olive oil into his ear and then head for casualty so they can remove the then lifeless oily culprit with tweezers. Flame Shoulder is known to be the worst culprit because it is small enough to easily turn round in your ear which is even more painful than a larger moth which crawls in and gets stuck

Fleetwood Birder said...

Maybe I'll start wearing ear plugs (if indeed you do 'wear' an ear plug) when emptying my moth trap!