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

Monday, 1 June 2009

From the garden trap, 30/05/2009

Similar numbers to the previous night. Total catch 87 of 42sp. (125W MV 40 of 25sp., 80W actinic 47 of 30sp.) First for year in garden: Bucculatrix nigricomella 1 Plum Tortrix (Hedya pruniana) 1 Bramble Shoot Moth (Epiblema uddmanniana) 1 Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata) 1 Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria) 1 Miller (Acronicta leporina) 1 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 1 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1 Highest counts (>5): Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 14 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 6 Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata) 6 Scorched Wing - a superb looking moth Brown Silver-line - a real garden rarity here (first one since July 2001), though very common in the right habitat (feeds on bracken) Miller - very nice

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