Saturday, 1 August 2015

late summer at Cnwc

After a disastrous 5 moths of 3 spp here on Thursday night - depressingly as we had a wildlife-mad teenager staying and I'd hoped to enthuse him about moths - the trap was a little busier last night.  There didn't seem to be any real headliners among the 69 species, but on checking my database I realised that Garden Tiger and Pale Mottled Willow were actually new for the site (taking my Macro total to 310 spp).  Otherwise, the mix was typical of mid/late summer on the upland edge, with Grass Emerald, Narrow-winged Pug, Dotted Clay, Antler Moth, Small Rufous and Slender Pug.  Best of the Micros was the gorgeous Tortricid Eudemis profundana new for the site (Micros now at 271 spp).

 


The weather is looking good tonight and excellent for Sunday night...

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