Saturday, 7 July 2018

Blow-Ins


“Upland, bilberry and heather” definitely doesn’t describe our garden – we’re at 90m above sea level in Abergavenny. But we’ve now had three moths that belong in that habitat turn up in our trap in just a few weeks. After last month’s Silurian, this week has produced two examples of Northern Spinach: again, well below their normal altitude. The county distribution map shows their presence on the Blorenge, so presumably that's where our two dropped in from.

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  1. You're getting some great upland wanderers; fingers crossed they continue into the autumn when there are several other upland specialities to look forward to. Please photograph any interesting-looking Pyralids, as there's scope for some excellent upland-edge Micros wandering down.

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