Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A productive heatwave

The Dingestow Court MV produced good numbers of moths on the last night of the heatwave: 47 species of Macro and 51 species of Micro on 19th July.  Macro highlights were 3 Leopard Moth, 4 Rosy Footman, 2 True Lover's-knot, 1 Miller, 1 White-spotted Pug, whilst the Micros included 1 Phyllonorycter platanoidella, 2 Batia lunaris, 1 Rhyacionia pinicolana, 1 Helcystogramma rufescens and 1 Blastodacna hellerella.  The previous night had included Endothenia marginana, Coleophora deauratella and Synchopacma taeniolella, as well as 2 Blue-bordered Carpet and a Slender Brindle.  Numbers still aren't what they were 15 years ago, but it's really encouraging that a warm night will still produce a decent selection of moths.




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