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Monday, 31 May 2010

A Purple patch....

Although overall numbers remain low, it is supposed to warm up by the end of the week, and I can't wait. I say that, but the quality I have been getting has been fantastic.

The last two nights have been cold, but I managed to get several new for the year, three new for the garden, as well as a brand new species for me. Two nights ago the best was a lovely Purple Bar, but last night I managed a Small Dusty Wave (that I caught bare handed the evening before), Scalloped Hazel, a fabulous Lime Hawk-moth, and the new one for me in the shape of a Clouded-bordered Brindle of the form with the fantastic name, combusta.

Agreggate catch for 29 and 30 May (NFY = new for year, NFG = new for garden):

7 Treble Lines
4 Shuttle-shaped Dart
2 Common Marbled Carpet NFY
2 Green Carpet
1 White-spotted Pug
1 Pale Tussock
1 Purple Bar NFG
1 Uncertain NFY
1 Flame Carpet NFY
1 Brimstone NFY
1 Poplar Hawk-moth
1 Scalloped Hazel NFG
1 Heart and Dart
1 Lime Hawk-moth NFG
1 Shears
1 Mottled Pug
1 Clouded-bordered Brindle NFG
1 Small Dusty Wave NFY

Purple Bar


Small Dusty Wave

Scalloped Hazel

Lime Hawk-moth

Flame Carpet

Clouded-bordered Brindle

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