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

Monday, 24 August 2009

From the garden trap, 23/08/2009

Total catch 329 of 43sp. (125W MV 89 of 27sp., 80W actinic 240 of 35sp.) First for year in garden: Eudonia angustea 1 Tissue (Triphosa dubitata) 1 V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata) 1 Highest counts: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 123 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 42 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 25 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 14 Agriphila geniculea 11 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 10 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 10 Other highlights: Endotricha flammealis 2 (latest ever for garden) Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 1 (latest ever for garden) Gold Spot (Plusia festucae) 7 V-Pug - perhaps surprisingly, this is only the second for the garden (with the first being as long ago as 04/08/2000) Tissue - another second only for the garden (first 04/08/2003) Eudonia angustea

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