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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

New Year, New Moths

Common Quaker...

Spring Usher...

Ypsolopha ustella...

So far here in NE Surrey, I've managed 3 species in the garden this year. All have been caught in the recent 'mild' spell that we have been experiencing in the last week, which has probably enticed this Common Quaker to take to the wing earlier than usual. Ypsolopha ustella and Spring Usher are both new species for the garden, and it will be interesting to see what else I can catch, as this will be the first time I've trapped in winter/early spring before.

I'm planning on building a funnel-type moth trap to replace my Skinner trap this coming weekend, which with any luck will perform better, and retain more moths. The more moths the better!

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