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Thursday, 3 June 2021

Hidden amongst the bigguns

 I had quite a good actinic trap full this morning, 140 moths, 56 species, and one or two to still identify.

18 Peppered Moths, 5 Elephants, Alder, Clouded Silver, Seraphim, 4 Scorched Wing, Coronet, Purple Bar, 2 Grey Birch, Purple Thorn, plus the Prominents and Carpets, Pugs, Ermines and Tussocks. Quite a few micros, a Bee Moth, Nettle Tap, Small Magpie, some Grass moths, and this little fellow, who I hope is Teleiodes luculella. There don’t seem to be many records of it here, although it is listed as common.






4 comments:

  1. Thanks Chris. It was one of those ‘Final check in the trap’ moths.

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  2. That was an excellent trapping session, Jane, you certainly chose a good night for it. I should have delayed my Monday night effort for a couple of days when conditions were significantly better. As it was I put an actinic trap out last night and caught ONE moth, a Muslin Moth! I had hoped for a bit of cloud cover but it was a clear, cold night here, best avoided.

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  3. I’ve just realised that Seraphim is a first for me here. I’ve previously just had Small Seraphim.

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