Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Another Unseasonal Visitor

Like Ian, I defied the clear skies and shone a combination of MV and Actinic traps, taking advantage of the relatively mild conditions.  About 40 moths turned up (no accurate count yet).  The only surprise was this Belle:


Lead Belle or July Belle?  I haven't found a second generation recorded for either species.  It may be that LB is the more likely one to produce a second generation since it flies earlier in the year than JB.

A couple more Brown-spot Pinions were recorded, too.  The species seems to be on the increase.

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