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

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

From the garden trap - 08/09/2008

After a load of frankly shite nights for mothing potential, the traps were back out for a tentative look-see at what was still knocking about and what was emerging, though conditions were still far from good and I was emptying the traps in more rain in the morning. Overall the catch was pretty poor compared to the last few days of August; the only minor excitement was an immigrant Rush Veneer. Total catch 91 of 28sp. (125W MV 42 of 18sp., 80W actinic 49 of 20sp.) First for year in garden: Rush Veneer (Nomophila noctuella) 1 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 1 Highest counts: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 16 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 14 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 10

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