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

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Overdue - Sprawler

Here's another one that is long overdue for a re-appearance in my garden ......

Sprawler - 25th October 2001

Three individuals were taken in different nights in late October 2001, but not a single one since. It's a polyphageous species, so again it's obvious why it is so rare here - not. Need to get the traps out over the next week or so but I seem to be working long/late hours and struggling for time in the mornings. Must still be a chance though.

3 comments:

Matt said...

............trouble is, they don't seem to venture far from woodland. They are very common at local woodland sites, but rare in open arable farmland areas. (I've trapped it once!) Link is from exactly 2 years ago today- http://trappingsofsuccess.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/home-and-away-3010.html

But again haven't had any time for another go at it.............

Skev said...

True Matt, but the absent woodland around my garden is no more absent than 12 years ago. If anything, the scrubby embankment and all trees close by are a lot more mature. I think it is just a case of a decent run of mild nights at the right time, and my late season trapping has been sporadic over the last few years to say the least.

Trent Duval said...

Just the one in downtown Biggleswade on 2nd Nov 2010, looking forward to the next one this week !