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Monday, 30 September 2019

One that nearly got away

I put two actinic traps out last night because...it was dry!!  Also mild, and the wind had died down so I was hopeful, but the optimism was misplaced.  Only 16 moths turned up.  Worthy of mention was the first Epirrita sp. of the year, and a Grey Shoulder-knot.  I very nearly missed the latter moth, so well was it camouflaged on a concrete windowsill.  I happened to walk past the window and spotted it several hours after the traps had been emptied and put away.

                    Epirrita sp.                                Grey Shoulder-knot

GS-k is the third record for this year, the other two being in March.  It's still there, apparently undaunted by the heavy rain.

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