Thursday, 14 September 2017

22nd August


Only the second home trap conducted this year was very rewarding after going through the egg boxes and surrounding foliage nearby. Considering I only run an actinic trap the 212 moths that took an interest in the light show was very good.

Of the 53 species, the macro's I enjoyed seeing Yellow-barred Brindle and a Mocha (both fairly common moths around the town lately), Maiden's Blush, Red Underwing (another regular), a new addition to the site in Beautiful Carpet (above picture) and a nice pristine Vestal (below) which I believe is the only sighting in the county so far to date.

Micro's were of  several species with again new additions on site.

Three new additions included:
From top to bottom
Euspilapteryx auroguttella (Gold-dot Slender)
Argyresthia bonnetella (Hawthorn Argent)
and a plain looking Scarce B classified micro in Bucculatrix maritama (Saltern Bent-wing).

All in all a very good return.


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