Wednesday, 18 January 2012

First Moth for 2012

The first moth to visit my trap this year was this Hebrew Character (last night). It is so named because of the markings on its forewing which resemble the Hebrew letter 'Nun' (which I think I read somewhere means miracle). This is a pretty common moth and I usually get around 100 in a year. But this one was still a bit of a surprise as it's easily the earliest I've ever seen. The books describe its flight period as spanning March and April and my previous earliest record was 23rd Feb 2009.


  1. That is definitely a very early individual, Jerry.

  2. Yes Dean, I was expecting perhaps a Winter Moth etc. - actually that's a lie too, I wasn't expecting anything in the trap!