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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Bancyffordd 25/6, another full on session
The variety of moths in this area has surpassed my expectations. Including micros I clocked up 86 species in my MV last night. A very dark Brown China-mark threw me a curved ball as my immediate reaction was that it was something I had not seen before. Another Double Dart was coaxed into the trap without the use of Magnum lollipop sticks. Then came a Cloaked Carpet which I know I have not seen before. A splash of colour was provided by the first Common Emerald and Barred Yellow.
I added three more tortix moths to my garden list and then made an attempt at this plume, P.pallidactyla, I think (60%)
Being up for a challenge, I then had a closer look through tired eyes at these two well marked individuals that I have always found quite difficult :
The final species that I potted up but couldn't ID is somewhere down the back of the dresser.
Posted by Andy T