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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Still plenty of moths about - and predators

I had the trap on overnight on Thursday (5th August). The catch was not huge but included a couple of wasps and a dozen hornets - with the resultant carnage. I don't enjoy identifying moths from odd wings but I found a lesser swallow prominent's forewing and that of one of the kittens (probably sallow). A number of moths made their first appearance for some months - pale prominent, nut-tree tussock, coxcomb prominent. There were three September thorns, a scalloped oak, yellow-tail and a very faded common emerald.
A few random pictures follow:

straw underwing

shuttle-shaped dart

cloaked minor

The clay

common emerald

chocolate tip

Agapeta zoegana

Spilonota ocellana

Cochylimorpha straminea

German wasp Vespula germanica

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