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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Dark side

I'm sorry I can't make the 200th blog post more dynamic than trapping in the garden, but its fitting to at least get a garden tick. In decent conditions, numbers were actually a bit down, but luckily quality was good, with several year ticks, a second record, and the new garden species. The new one was the respectable county record of Dark Spectacle (although the reason there are so few records is due to confusion arrising from the changing of nomenclature!). I also got my second record of Suspected, and bizzarely, just like my first record, involves two individuals.

2nd August:
7 Dunbar
7 Shuttle-shaped Dart
6 Large Yellow Underwing
6 Riband Wave
4 Common Rustic
2 Common Carpet
2 Clay
2 Suspected NFY
2 Willow Beauty
1 Rosy Footman
1 Small Phoenix
1 Knot Grass NFY
1 Common Footman NFY
1 Slender Brindle
1 Lesser Yellow Underwing NFY
1 Dark Arches
1 Ear Moth
1 Uncertain
1 Scalloped Oak
1 Small Fan-footed Wave
1 Svensson's Copper Underwing NFY
1 Dark Spectacle NFG

Common Carpet


Knot Grass

Dark Spectacle

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for the update Sean. Your mystery carpet on the previous post looks very good for Balsam Carpet.

    I've made you an admin of the blog, seeing as your the one who keeps it updated the most at the moment.

    Happy mothing!