Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Broughton night of 27Jul14

Some nice hot sticky weather, a caravan by the sea. Where better to try out our new Actinic Heath Trap?

Well it did not disappoint (29 species / 33 moths), the first moth staring at us the following morning was a fine Grass Eggar along with a personal favourite of ours- Canary-shouldered Thorn. A few interesting micros included Depressaria daucella (tbc), Cochylis atricapitana, Acleris aspersana, Grey Tortrix Cnephasia sp. Other highlights were The Drinker, Single Dotted Wave, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 Yellow-tail, 2 Dingy Footman, 2 White-line Dart, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Triple-spotted clay, Small Wainscot, The Clay, Knot Grass and a lovely Cloaked Minor.

We also recorded 12 species of Butterfly over the weekend: Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Common Blue, Small Blue, Small Heath, Large White, Small White, Grayling, Peacock, Red Admiral and 4 Small Skipper.

Mike & Emma

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