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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Barred quality in the garden

The last couple of trappings have been very good for numbers (for the time of year), but a brand new species last night saved things on the quality side, as nothing else unusual was caught (although a Common Marbled Carpet was only the third of the year!). The highlight was a slightly worn Barred Chestnut - a new species to me, not just the garden. It was very lucky I noticed it as I closed down the trap, as it was sitting on the patio nearby.

Aggregate 20th and 23rd August:


17 Large Yellow Underwing

7 Copper Underwing

5 Svensson's Copper Underwing

5 Willow Beauty

5 Common Rustic sp.

4 Riband Wave

4 Shuttle-shaped Dart

4 Vine's Rustic

3 Lesser Yellow Underwing

2 Dark Arches

2 Square-spot Rustic

2 Brimstone

2 Turnip

1 Garden Carpet

1 Uncertain

1 Double-striped Pug

1 Setaceous Hebrew Character NFY

1 Common Carpet

1 Dunbar

1 Yellow-barred Brindle

1 Yellow Shell

1 Barred Chestnut NFG

1 Iron Prominent

1 Common Marbled Carpet

1 Ear Moth

1 Mouse Moth

Barred Chestnut

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