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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

colourful Carmel catch

Do catches get a bit more colourful at this time of year?  Saturday night produced a large emerald, green silver-lines, garden tiger, gold spot, eyed hawkmoth (first for a few years) and northern spinach. Also this rather striking Crambid Catoptria margaritella

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  1. Probably a wanderer from the acidic gritstone ridge just south of your home Mat.

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  2. You've stolen my thunder, Mat! I also had Catoptria margaritella in the trap last night, the highlight of an otherwise fairly unremarkable session although numbers were good.

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  3. Catoptria margaritella is on the wing in numbers at many bog sites at the moment. Goater suggests it's rather rare, but I see it on almost every bog I survey in Wales. Not a common moth away from bogs, though it does wander a bit.

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