Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Early autumn surprises


I have caught plenty of Oak and Pebble Hooktips this year, and have been wondering why Barred Hooktips were eluding me - my last Dingestow record was in 2006 but it was annual before then.  One graced the MV trap on 28/8, along with 39 other species.  Devon Carpet was equally interesting, because I have never caught one in the garden before, although it is regular in Penyclawdd Wood on the southern edge of my home patch.  Small Dusty Wave made its garden MV debut despite being quite common in outbuildings here.  Supporting cast included a Pale Eggar, a Broad-bordered YU and a Copper Underwing.


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