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Sunday, 3 April 2011

It was a clear night, but in view of the excellent catches going on up and down the country at the moment, I thought I would give it a go. I only got the five species, but I got a surprisingly high 32 moths. I am determined to get a Dark Chestnut one of these days, and I have had many promising looking candidates before, that turn out to be Chestnut. What about this one (it looked much darker in real life)?

2nd April:
16 Common Quaker
9 Small Quaker
4 Chestnut
2 Hebrew Character
1 Clouded Drab

Dark Chestnut?


  1. Chestnut for me, Sean. Getting a bit late in the year for Dark Chestnut, and the outer-forewing edge looks too curved for Dark.