Light-trapping details and summaries
Market Warsop results January-May 2021
 
Following the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic early in 2020 and the subsequent restrictions of public movement imposed by the government, moth trapping away from the safety of home and avoiding contact with others was recommended policy. Indeed, although most sites are, or were (depending when you read this) still open to the public, the trapping of moths was temporarily suspended by site owners and managers.

The Idle Valley NR was one such site and so members of the Lound Moth Group are, within the foreseeable future, recording from their back gardens in Worksop and Retford, until restrictions on movement are relaxed and trapping at the Idle Valley NR is once again possible.
 
All light-trapping carried out with 2x 125W Robinson MV lights and/or a single 6W Heath Actinic trap
Species listed in dark grey refer to migrants
 
Date: February 15th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Lightly overcast, but mild and with a light breeze.
Trapping time: 19:30h - 21:30h.
Temperature: 8ºC
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No moths recorded
 
Date: February 20th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Partly overcast, but mild and very windy.
Trapping time: 19:15h - 21:15h.
Temperature: 11ºC
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No moths recorded
 
Date: February 21st 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Largely clear but occasionally lightly cloudy. Mild, but feeling cooler than previous night. No wind.
Trapping time: 18:15h - 21:15h.
Temperature: 11ºC - 8ºC
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70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
70.247 ... 1926 ... Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 1
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla 1
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
 
Date: March 3rd 2021
Site: Mapperley, Nottingham SK591434 (Suburban garden)
Weather conditions: Overcast and misty, no breeze.
Trapping time: 19:00h - 21:25h.
Temperature: 5ºC - 4ºC
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49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
 
Date: March 14th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Partly overcast, but feeling cool.
Trapping time: 19:30h - 21:30h.
Temperature: 8ºC - 6ºC
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No moths recorded
 
Date: March 15th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Lightly overcast. No breeze.
Trapping time: 19:30h - 22:00h.
Temperature: 8ºC
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73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
15.004 ... 0282 ... Caloptilia elongella 1
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
 
Date: March 17th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Clear skies throughout, with no wind.
Trapping time: 18:35h - 19:55h.
Temperature: 8ºC - 6ºC
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73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
 
Date: March 18th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Overcast and mild, becoming slightly breezy.
Trapping time: 19:10h - 20:25h.
Temperature: 8ºC - 6ºC
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32.018 ... 0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana 1
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla 1
 
Date: March 30th 2021
Site: Market Warsop SK567676 (Small urban garden)
Weather conditions: Clear skies and initially warm, becoming cooler. No wind.
Trapping time: 20:00h - 22:45h.
Temperature: 15ºC - 10ºC
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73.069 ... 2243 ... Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
70.141 ... 1862 ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella 1
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
..2.001 ... 0006 ... Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 1
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla 1
 
 
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