Wednesday, 7 September 2016
An influx of earwigs
7 Lesser Earwigs (a very scarce species in Wales) came to the Dingestow Court MV last night, along with one example of the bug Ledra aurita. These were highlights of what I had hoped would also be a memorable mothing night.
As it was, the warm southerlies brought just 10 Silver Y and no other migrants, although overall numbers were high and there was reasonable diversity of locally-bred species. Alongside nearly 100 Large YU, there were 10 Centre-barred Sallow, and singles of Autumnal Rustic, August Thorn, Oak Hooktip, Pinion-streaked Snout and Bulrush Wainscot.