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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Last night at Saron

51 macro species last night - emptied trap and surrounding area of moths at 3.45am using a torch - trapped in large glass conservatory again with large window open (as heavy rain predicted). Highlights were 25 Rosy Footman, Lilac Beauty (first for here) and a Scarce Busineshed Brass (see photo). Please can anyone help ID the moth next to the Lilac Beauty and the small moth (size similar to Minors). Thanks.






5 comments:

  1. Scarce Burnished Brass is certainly scarce in carms with only a handful of records away from the coast; Lilac Beauty has very few records full stop. Well done!

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  2. I have been spreading the seeds of Hemp-agrimony over the years so we now have masses of this plant. Maybe this has encouraged the Scarce Burnished Brass!

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  3. Very nice Scarce Burnished Brass, still hoping to see one this year. I think the Lilac Beauty is an Early Thorn.

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  4. Yes Barry you are right re Early Thorn. It was actually dead so I checked it in the daylight this morning and it is an Early Thorn.

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  5. I think I have id'd the smaller one now - Middle Barred Minor,

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