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Friday, 14 March 2014

Yellow Horned in trap

It was rather cold last night (13.3.14) but the forecast suggested fog, so I put out the trap at Tyrwaun, Pwll. A thick `pea-souper` awaited me as got up this morning. Moth numbers in the trap were only modest and with only five species, but included in the catch was this yellow horned, a local species associated with birch woodland in the county. Seawards of my garden a large, linear area of wet birch woodland has grown up since the 1970s and this (or equally young birches on the hillside to the north), is probably the source of the moth.

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