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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

End of Mothfest

The weather has changed to give much cooler night-time conditions, so it was no surprise that the small actinic trap I ran last night gave a modest return.  Only 43 moths were recorded but the species count was 30, the most abundant being Antler (5) and Dark Arches (3).  Green Pug and Dun-bar were firsts for the year, Gold Spangle and Mottled Beauty f.conversaria(?) were nice to see - this is the third time I've had this form of Mottled Beauty this year.
It doesn't look as though the weather will be moth-trap friendly for the next day or two.

Mottled Beauty var.

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