From the moth trap, some more lifers. September and October are the months the much sought after. Merveille du Jour can be trapped. It's a lovely looking moth with a fancy name to match. It's quite a trophy species for moth botherers like me. Every morning visit to the trap brings a tingle of anticipation in case a 'Merv' is lurking. Anyway, these two fella's were a decent start..
|Green-brindled Cresent ( f.capucina ) )|
|Broom Moth Caterpillar|
Ironically , my first ever patch Stonechat was waiting for me back home, found by local birder Terry H.
|Stonechat ( Patch Lifer )|
|Only the 2nd patch Red Admiral of 2013|
|♀ Southern Hawker|
|Grey Shoulder Knot 12/10/2013|
|Juniper Carpet 12/10/2013|
I've had quite a few Junipers this month, and November Moth's have been the next most common. Indeed final trapping of the month on Friday 25th, I had 3 and 2 respectively. Also, another nice lifer, Figure of Eight moth.
|Figure of Eight |
But the jewel in crown was settled just next to the trap as I checked it that evening, the much sought after MDJ !!! Get In !!
|Merveille du Jour :-)|