Tuesday, 6 November 2018

A few sparklers on Bonfire Night

A decent catch awaited me this morning after a night when my traps had to compete with a sky lit up by numerous rockets (and many loud bangs) - that is the consequence of living at the edge of a large urban area. Guy Fawkes Night did however yield a few modest (moth) sparklers to brighten up the November gloom. Precisely twenty species were in the two garden traps this morning, the highlight being a cypress carpet. The long-hoped for white-speck failed to turn up again, in spite of warm southerlies, but at least there were two migrants in the traps, albeit just silver y`s.

                         Above: a rushed (and a bit blurry) photo of last night`s cypress carpet.

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