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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Black Pepper anyone?

Last night was very poor in terms of numbers for the time of year, but I got a long overdue garden tick, and two forms of common species I have never seen before. Amongst 30 moths of 19 species was a July Highflyer, along with a second generation Purple Thorn, and a carbonaria Peppered Moth, which can't be too frequent these days.
18th July:
5 Dunbar
3 Dark Arches
3 Uncertain
2 Riband Wave
2 Common Rustic sp. NFY
2 Heart and Dart
2 Light Arches
1 Peppered Moth (carbonaria)
1 Coronet
1 Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 Coxcomb Prominent
1 Purple Thorn
1 Buff Arches
1 Willow Beauty
1 Double Square-spot
1 Buff Ermine
1 Rustic
1 July Highflyer NFG
1 Snout
July Highflyer

Purple Thorn

Carbonaria Peppered Moth

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