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Sunday, 19 February 2017

One for the record books

I have trapped for the last five nights in various places about our little wood and garden, and releasing the catch a good distance away, also at a friend`s house up the valley and have had nice catches each night. On 17th I had 2 Oak Beauties, 1 Spring Usher, a Satellite, a Red Chestnut, 2 Chestnuts, 2 Dotted Borders and 3 Pale Brindled Beauties.
One of the PBB was the specimen in the pic, the melanistic, f. monacharia (shown below),
At the time I did n`t realise how unusual this was! It was very lively and did n`t go back to the PBB's normal resting posture. Trapping at home under the porch tonight so more excitement tomorrow!

                        The Satellite, named after the two small satellites either side of the kidney.


  1. Well done Jane. As I`ve said before, I expect that you`ll be catching some good stuff this year.

  2. I hope so, and would like someone to bring an MV trap here one day and see what happens!

  3. We have only got two records of that form of Pale Brindled Beauty in the database. Very nice!!