Saturday, 29 August 2015
Oblique Carpet in Blackwood
A nice surprise in this morning's trap in Blackwood ST171966 was this, my first Oblique Carpet, which Martin reliably informs me is the 21st record for VC35, along with at least 4 Small Phoenix (a record number in one trap for me). It makes a nice change from the hords of Large Yellow Underwings (I had a record 251 of those in the trap last Saturday morning!!).
In fact, come to think of it, I haven't been recording as many Carpet species and numbers this year compared to last, is this the case elsewhere in VC35?