Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

From the garden trap, 23/05/2009

Not as good as the previous night, but the traps still managed to pull a garden first - this time a long overdue common species. Total catch 39 of 23sp. (125W MV 22 of 13sp., 80W actinic 17 of 12sp.) First for garden: Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 1 First for year in garden: Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella) 1 Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 1 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 1 Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) 1 White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda) 1 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 1 Highest counts: Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 7 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 5

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