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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Friday record

Delay in doing this post as we have had visitors and they have only just gone! Friday must have been ideal conditions here (for midges too) because from dusking (11pm - midnight) and setting the trap I got 61 species and hundreds of moths. I emptied the trap at just after 4am (had to use a torch until it got light enough to see). I have found there are a lot more moths the earlier I get up to empty it. On this occasion I spent nearly an hour picking them up from the drive around the trap. All were species I have caught before and most classed as common but good to get so many - definitely a record for me and well worth the early start!

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