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Saturday, 11 April 2020

Numbers up, diversity down


Another warm night at Cnwc produced even more moths than 9/4, with 224 individuals. Diversity dropped from 40 spp on 9/4 to 33 on 10/4, but new for the year were Great Prominent, Oaktree Pug, Coxcomb Prominent, Red-Green Carpet, Oak Nycteoline and Eriocrania subpurpurella. Among 22 Brindled Beauties was a gorgeous black and white morph (photo above). Southerly winds produced a Dark Swordgrass.



PS sorry to Chris and others - I know I’m lucky living here

2 comments:

  1. Yes, being in a woodland environment has an advantage over west-facing, sloping land surrounded by sheep pasture, but I'm not complaining - I do get plenty of woodland species, they just take a bit longer to get here!

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  2. "PS sorry to Chris and others - I know I’m lucky living here" - sounds like right person, right place, right time, to me.

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