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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Mighty Variety!

I thought I would christen my MV trap in the garden last night, so I trialled it up to 0:00. Quite frankly I was amazed by the results. It was a clear night, and there was a definite chill in the air, yet, in just a couple of hours, I matched what my old trap did in a whole cloudy night. I am not going to use it in the garden again however, till the new year, so this years trapping results are comparable. Within 84 moths of 30 species were 6 new for the year, the best being only my second garden record of Canary-shouldered Thorn, which actually appeared after I had turned the light off!

July 30th, MV up to 0:00:
18 Riband Wave
12 Large Yellow Underwing
7 Shuttle-shaped Dart
6 Dark Arches
5 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing NFY
4 Dunbar
3 Clay
2 Double Square-spot
2 Small Fan-footed Wave NFY
2 Willow Beauty
2 Early Thorn
2 Elephant Hawk NFY
2 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1 Light Arches
1 V-Pug
1 Peppered Moth
1 July Highflyer
1 Poplar Hawk
1 Iron Prominent
1 Ruby Tiger NFY
1 Yellow-tail
1 Rosy Footman
1 Rustic
1 Fan-foot
1 Single-dotted Wave
1 Scalloped Oak
1 Red Twin-spot Carpet
1 Common Carpet NFY
1 Canary-shouldered Thorn NFY
1 Brimstone

Canary-shouldered Thorn

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