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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Friday Night

A modest catch with an actinic trap, mostly common species and no problem with wasps this time.  Worthy of note was a rather battered Scallop Shell (surely it's a little late for this species?) and a moth which I initially thought was a Northern Spinach, but on closer examination I think that it's a Chevron.  Although it's supposed to be common I've not had one of these before and I can't recall anyone else mentioning it recently, but it might be the old memory letting me down again!

 Scallop Shell
Chevron ?

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a chevron to me - I haven't caught any in Carms this year but had a couple at Parc Slip last week.

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  2. I had a Chevron on 9th August.

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  3. Thanks Vaughn & Sally. Whenever something new crops up (not so often now I'm into my 4th year of trapping here) it's nice to get some background on its frequency, location etc.

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  4. Chevron is another of those not very common Common species. I see a few a year. From memory I think they're wetland moths, living on Salix, and I saw a fair few while mapping Crymlyn Bog.

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