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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Trapping at Tyrwaun, Pwll

Although tonight will probably provide better trapping conditions (and I`ll be out trapping somewhere), I could n`t resist setting up a couple of traps in the garden last night (23/6), catching 50+ species including Brussels lace (photo), double line (x2), red-necked footman and those shown in the photos below. As usual at this time of the year, up at the `crack of dawn` to inspect the catch, but rewarded by a family party of nuthatches passing through the garden.

                                                  Above: Ptycholoma leacheana.
                                                               Above: Brussels lace.
                                                     Above: I believe that this is a sloe pug?
                                              Above: the common pyralid Evergestes forficalis.

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