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Monday, 5 August 2019

Hawk-moth disappointment at Llanelli

In contrast to Sam`s wonderful capture of a bedstraw hawk-moth at Dingestow last night (4/8), my `last shot` (of four consecutive nights` trapping) to lure one failed dismally. The weather forecast was for heavy overnight showers, so out went the home-made rainproof cover for the trap, but the results this morning were not worth the effort - a single silver y, a few diamond-backs and a small range of `locals`. No scarce or rare migrants, not even any interesting `wanderers`.

                   Above: ready and waiting for the bedstraw hawk-moth that did n`t come...

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