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Sunday, 4 July 2021

More Moths about at last

 My last two trap nights on 1st and 2nd of July have produced far more moths at last, with well over 150 moths each night to a single actinic, 65 species on 1st and 59 on 2nd. These included several Firsts for year, Eyed Hawkmoth, Drinker, 3 Map winged Swifts, Bordered Whites, Four-dotted Footman, Straw Dot , True Lovers Knot and what I hope to be a First for me, Larch Pug. I hope someone will be able to confirm it. I did post it on the the Facebook Pugs page and Larch was the general opinion. 

Lots of common micros, Crambids, Eudonia delunella, assorted Tortrix, nothing to jump up and down about.

The trap will be out again tonight, having given the moths (and my brain) a rest last night!



2 comments:

  1. It looks like a larch pug to me Jane, re the size and the strong white thoracic spot as well as other features. I`m mildly jealous, as it`s a moth that I`ve been on the look-out for. I`ve never caught one.
    Well done.

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  2. You've caught a lot more than I have Jane

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