Tuesday 2 November 2021

Lockdown target Species Challenge - October update

Hello Moth-ers,

The data for October in our ‘lockdown Target species challenge’ is now in and can be viewed on our group Facebook page as well as here on our Blog.

This is the final month of the Challenge and I have added two more species to give everyone a chance to bump up their their points total: - the Scarce Umber worth 1 point and the Dark Sword-grass worth 2 points. If you've already recorded either of these please let me know and I'll add it to the table, thanks.                                                                                                                                                                  Please note the following 'Challenge' points:

1) That all target species will remain active in the challenge (although some may have finished their flight time), so please let me know if you record one of these at any time and I’ll update your points on the table.

2) Also, it may well be you’ve already recorded a species before I add it to the target list, that’s fine, just let me know and I’ll add the record to the main table.

3) This challenge is open to everyone without any restrictions and you can join in whenever you like, just let me know and I'll add your name to the chart.                                                                                                                                                               

The target species added in previous months are (and quite a few will still be on the wing so please check your records) ; -                                                                                                                                

16) Vestal (2 points)

15) Sprawler (1 point)                                                                                                         

14) Oblique Carpet (2 points)

13) Leopard Moth (2 points)

12) Clouded Brindle (2 points)

11) Shaded broad-bar (1 point)

10) Yellow Shell (1 point)

9) Yellow-barred Brindle (1 point)

😎 Tawny Pinion (2 Points)

7) Any migrant hawk moth – this might seem rather unlikely, but it does of course include the Humming-bird Hawk-moth, so everyone will have a chance to record one of these (3 points)

6) White-marked (1 point)

5) Pine Beauty (2 points)

4) Oak Nycteoline (1 point)

3) Blossom Underwing (2 points)

2) Shoulder Stripe (1 point)

1) Small Brindled Beauty (2 points)

Updated table attached below.