Archive for November 3rd, 2010
The unseasonally warm weather over the last few days has encouraged me to break the moth trap out again, and I have not been disappointed, with several species turning up. The commonest have been Large Wainscot and Satellite, with a few Red-line Quaker and Narrow-winged Grey and the occasional Blair’s Shoulder-knot. The highlight however was The Sprawler on the 31st October. This species gets it’s name from the behaviour of it’s caterpillar, which throws its head back when threatened, and despite being a common species nationally it has never been recorded on the reserve before.