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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Barred from the Garden

We seem to be going through a little bit of a warm spell at the moment, and numbers in the trap are up on previous years, but quality has been lacking a little.  I trapped on the 7th and last night, but amongst both trappings were just the one year tick, although that happened to also be a garden tick of a Barred Hook-tip.  Its ridiculous that one of the only native plants in the garden, a Beech tree, has not given me more over the years (only a couple of Clay Triple-lines records too!).  The only micro highlight was an Acleris emergana from last night.

Aggregate catch list for 7th and 10th September:
41 Large Yellow Underwing
11 Lesser Yellow Underwing
9 Setaceous Hebrew Character
8 Snout
7 Common Marbled Carpet
7 Square-spot Rustic
7 Brimstone
4 Angle Shades
4 Silver Y
2 Copper Underwing
1 Barred Hook-tip NFG
1 Flounced Rustic
1 Straw Dot
1 Riband Wave
1 Spruce Carpet
1 Garden Carpet
1 Light Emerald
1 Vine's Rustic

7 Light Brown Apple Moth
5 Cydia splendana
1 Eudonia mercurella
1 Emmelina monodactyla
1 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix
1 Acleris emergana
1 Brown House Moth
1 Orchard Ermine

Barred Hook-tip

Light Brown Apple Moth

Freshly emerged Emmelina monodactyla by its chrysalis

Acleris emergana

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