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Monday, 26 July 2010

All's Rosy, as underwings Herald new era

Although conditions were almost perfect last night with full cloud cover, I did not get my best haul of the year, but I shouldn't complain, as 87 moths of 32 species is still excellent.
There was a garden tick amongst them, as well as four year ticks. However, the new garden species was not 'pure', as last year I did find the wing of a Herald in a spiders web in the garden, so they have certainly visited me before. Still, it was a stunner. Nice to get four species of yellow underwing too, autumns coming!
25th July:
10 Riband Wave
9 Dunbar
9 Double Square-spot
8 Copper Underwing
6 Flame
6 V Pug
4 Svennson's Copper Underwing
3 Rosy Minor NFY
3 Dark Arches
3 Common Rustic sp.
2 Scalloped Oak
2 Ruby Tiger
2 Minor sp.
2 Oak Hook-tip
2 Large Yellow Underwing
2 Willow Beauty
1 White-spotted Pug
1 Purple Thorn
1 Tawny-barred Angle NFY
1 Common Footman
1 Rustic
1 July Highflyer
1 Small Fan-footed Wave
1 Herald NFG
1 Beautiful Hook-tip
1 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing NFY
1 Slender Brindle
1 Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 Peppered Moth
1 Least Yellow Underwing NFY
1 Lesser Yellow Underwing
A couple of interesting insects from around the trap:
Speckled Bush-cricket
A wonderfully wierd Weevil
Tawny-barred Angle
Least Yellow Underwing
Rosy Minor

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