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

Saturday, 9 August 2008

From the garden trap - 06/08/2008

Very high numbers overall, largely thanks (!) to the increasing Large Yellow Underwings but also an unusually high count of the tiny Apple Leaf Miner. Total catch 545 of 65sp. (125W MV 267 of 54sp., 80W actinic 278 of 34sp.) First for year in garden: Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina) 1 Aethes smeathmanniana 1 Eudemis profundana 1 Straw Underwing (Thalpophila matura) 1 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1 Highest counts: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 122 Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 56 Blastobasis adustella 47 Apple Leaf Miner (Lyonetia clerkella) 45 Epinotia nisella 34 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 23 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 18 Other highlights: Svensson's Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera svenssoni) 1

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