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

Thursday, 31 July 2008

From the garden trap - 27/07/2008

Whilst enjoying the superb night at Pickworth, I was sacrificing what potentially could have been the best night ever in the garden. However despite heavy showers during the night, the catch on 27th was also excellent and included another garden first micro.

Total catch 465 of 89sp.
(125W MV 254 of 69sp., 80W actinic 211 of 58sp.)

First for garden:
Willow Ermine (Yponomeuta rorrella) 2
First for year in garden:
Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) 1
Argyresthia albistria 2
Orchard Ermine (Yponomeuta padella) 1
Phycitodes binaevella 1
Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata) 1
Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa) 1
Highest counts:
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 80
Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 78
Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 21
Blastobasis adustella 17
Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 15

Magpie Moth

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