Monday, 27 May 2019

Moth Hunting!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret here!

Old Two Legs has been a right Porky Piggery today. Remember that cake? Well OTL reckons that Tracy makes the best fruit cake he has ever tasted, second only to the one he had last year which was also made by Tracy Hastings, who is also a Cat Woman, but we don't hold that against her!

Last night OTL got the moth trap thingy out last night and set it all up and just before he went to bed the heavens opened up and dumped a load of rain on the moth trap!

Luckily the electrics are sealed to IP65 or something like that and in the morning it was still working!

So, next OTL starts unloading egg boxes from the trap we find that there is just one insect in the boxes and that one has drown in the water!

As OTL starts to dry out the trap he disturbs some moths that have been hanging on the wall!

To start off we identify a White Ermine, looks good!

White Ermine
 Now, this one is a bit of a weirdo, look carefully and you will see the antennae are very very long!

The male has antennae up to four times the wing length! Best of all he waggles them up and down to attract the females!

Nemophora Degeerella
 Now, the next is a bit of a puzzle but we reckon it is a Mouse Moth, pass the cheese please!

Is it Cheddar?
 Now this one suddenly started flying around but we don't reckon it came from the  moth trap but rather was on the look out for breakfast!

Now we are not 100% sure but it could be an Emerald Damselfly or a Scarce Emerald Damselfly!

Well, it might be, Emerald Damselfly or a Scarce Emerald Damselfly!
 This one is better, it's a Ladybird, with spots!

Morning Lady!
 On our walk we spotted this bloom, looks lovely!

Another Wild Rose!
 Look wot we found! This is Monty getting a cuddle from The Missus over the weekend Crafty Thong!

He gets all the best cuddles!
Well done to Christina who correctly identified the deadly nightshade we found the other day.

Remind me to wee on it next time we see it!

Hey! Remember the Lupin we spotted? We' it seems we were totally wrong and they are Foxglove!

OK, so we are not right all the time but what is worse, someone has cut the flowers down!

That is just not on!

Lunchtime was fluffy clouds and a warm breeze!

Yep! Summers here!
 OTL had a good laugh at a bee that was rolling around in a load of pollen! Now that's not fair 'cos we get told off!

Roley, Roley,Roley,Roley,Roley,Roley,Roley,Roley,Roley, Roll!
 That's it for today, OTL is going to put out the moth trap again tonight and see what we get!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret!