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Friday, 17 August 2018

Flounced Rustics Have Arrived

Flounced Rustic

Two of them visited my small actinic trap last night.  My first thought was that they are early this year, but I've since discovered that they've come as early as August 4th in previous years, although it was 23rd August last year.

There was nothing else of note last night, a modest return by any standards, only 11 species recorded.  It didn't deter the wasps though, there were two of them in the trap.  I've been using this trap regularly since 2010 and this is the first year that wasps have shown an interest in it, in fact in previous years the MV has been the only trap that wasps have visited.  So far those that have remained in the trap until opening time (so to speak) have been quite docile.

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