I was very flattered to have been asked to join the blogging team here at Surrey Moths. I am very much a newbie to mothing having only been running a trap since last August. Indeed, prior to last August, I had absolutely no knowledge of moths whatsoever and certainly no idea moths could be quite so fascinating!
So here we are in 2012 and already the mothing world is being turned upside down, or slightly sideways at least, by the early emergence of some species. Even here in deepest Wimbledon, where moths have not been as numerous as they might be, I am getting a few out of season flyers. The tally so far this year is:-
4 Spring Usher
2 Mottled Umber
1 Pale Brindled Beauty
Then the fun ones......
1 Hebrew Character
1 Red-green Carpet
Please excuse the rubbish photograph but this one that I thought was quiet after a night in the fridge flew before I could get a decent shot! I still have a lot to learn when it comes to photographing moths!