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Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Moth Night Week end

 


I put out the MV on Friday and Saturday night for Moth Night and was well rewarded!

A total of 74 species of macro, plus at least 18 identified micros. I had 175+ macro moths on Friday and a further 160 + on Saturday.

Among the 11 FFY were 5 Swallow-tailed (the most I have ever had), Large Emerald, Dot Moth, Cloaked Carpet, Sandy Carpet, Garden Tiger, Beautiful Hook-tip and Slender Brindle. Double figures  of Buff Arches,  Brimstone, Riband Wave and Rustics. Always good to see Burnished Brass, Beautiful Golden  Y and the rather comical Spectacle too.

Nothing outstanding in the micro list except for my first Green Oak Tortrix, which I was very pleased with!

The very last rather plain looking moth that I removed seemed a bit different and I believe it is a Waved Carpet which would be a new moth for me, if it could be confirmed. It is well worn but seems to fit the description, size and shape!


3 comments:

  1. Well done Jane, good to see that you were active at the weekend. My numbers were much the same as yours, 170+ on Thursday night, haven't done a tally for Saturday night yet but it won't be much different. Waved Carpet looks good, a nice record if so. I'm going to miss seeing Dave Grundy this month, the hoped-for courses didn't materialise.

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  2. Yes shame about Dave, looks as if FSC have dropped him , great pity.

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