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Sunday, 23 May 2010

Pretty Good Weekend So Far...

Study leave has been better than expected, and on the evenings when I haven't been out celebrating the end of school, I've been moth trapping for most of the night- like any normal teenager! ;-)

The weather hasn't been brilliant for moths in terms of no cloud cover... but the wind is low and the temperatures are high so I've been getting quite a few moths in the trap...

1 Light Brocade- Best moth so far this year
1 White Ermine- NFY
1 Maiden's Blush- NFY
1 Pale Tussock
2 Pale Mottled Willow
2 Brimstone
1 Shuttle-shaped Dart

In the way of Micro moths...

1 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
5 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
1 Diurnea fagella
3 Pyrausta aurata- Swept from mint during the day
1 Crambus perlella- Disturbed on lawn

Light Brocade...

Maiden's Blush...

Pale Tussock...

White Ermine...


And my personal favourite micro- Pyrausta aurata

I won't be waking up to any school tomorrow so it will be another night of moth trapping!

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