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Thursday, 31 July 2014

A quiet night at Cwmllwyd 30 July 2014

102 moths turned up at the actinic trap last night - 41 of them were July Highflyers. 33 species in all. I tried a site next to the stream (almost dry), just too far from the house for a cable run, which explains the choice of the Heath trap. This was set up in the dip in the path.

Highlight of the night was this Dark Spectacle - one seen last year and this one make up the total for Cwmllwyd.

Second Purple Bar of the year.

1 comment:

  1. That Purple Bar looks to be a beautiful moth, Steve. The only comparable one I've had here is Beautiful Carpet - once! They're both down in the book as common, but uncommonly difficult to catch!