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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Another Disappointing Night

Conditions seemed quite favourable yesterday evening, mild and overcast, but it became cool and clear during the night which may account for the poor moth turn-out.  Only 4 moths entered the small actinic trap: Hebrew Character, Buff Ermine (FFY), Agonopterix heracliana, and a grey micro which looks to me like Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.

A diurnal discovery yesterday evening, fluttering around in the back yard, was the pretty Crambid Pyrausta purpuralis, which I don't recall seeing here before.


  1. Your i/d of the `grey micro` looks fine to me, Chris.

  2. Thanks Ian. I have had P. combinella before, last year I think.