Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Moth Update

I put the moth trap out on Friday 1st July and it was warm dry night with the minimum temperature of 13.2C. 45 species recorded of 134 individuals, so it was the best night of the year so far.
Highlights included my first record of Iron Prominent (2000) and Engrailed (1947). There were also new records for the year:
2199 Common Wainscot
1682 Bloodvein
1709 Satin Wave
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth
1887 Clouded Border
2050 Common Footman
2193 Clay
1378 Phlyictaenia coronata
1816 Toadflax Pug
1304 Agriphila Straminella
1439 Trachycera Advenella.

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