Saturday, 28 April 2012

Anyone any good with micros?

The Safari took no more than two minutes to empty the moth trap this morning. When we went out the thermometer was showing a blistering 4C so we weren't expecting much. Suffice to say there wasn't a lot in there.
A Hebrew Character...isn't there always?
And this little devil...which we ought to know! He was quite golden when the sun shone briefly
And a Double Striped Pug

 This last one taken through the side of the pot gives the most realistic colours!
We've just indulged ourselves and ordered this so hopefully our micro ID will improve a little.
We posted this plant last June and came across the pic again yesterday so decide to put ity on iSpot for an ID. Well as you can see they came up with Seaside Daisy which is a North American plant introduced about 150 years ago...still horrifically rare up here though the North Lancashire Flora tells me it has only been recorded in three tetrads in North Lancashire, all nearby, but not since 2003!!!
Last footy of the season this arvo - well almost, as barring a major upset 'Pool will be in the play-offs but who will they play? Can they beat them? Will they get to Wembley? Will the get back in the Premier League?
Where to next? Off out to photograph some hedgerows - back in a bit.
In the meantime let us know if you dared lift the lid on the moth trap in your outback.


Anonymous said...

Dave, i reckon your micro could well be a Cyclamen Tortrix (Clepsis spectrana).

cliff said...

The new book looks good - we know where to come for micro moth ID's now dave.