Thursday, 7 August 2014

Autumn arrives in Bridgend

33 species overnight and a taste of autumn, with a heavy dew and a few migrants. Of the 92 individuals, 54 were outside the MV Trap.

The highlights for us were all new for the year: Rusy Dot Pearl, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Least Yellow Underwing, Lychnis (first since 2010), Flounced Rustic and no doubt the first of many Setaceous Hebrew Character to come!

There was also a nice mixture of micro moths: Apple Leaf Miner, Carcina quercana, Light Brown Apple moth, Pseudogyrotozoa conwagana (please someone give it an English name!!!), Acleris forsskaleana, Ringed China-mark (male), Pyrausta aurata.

Think we'll give the 8w Actinic a go for its debut in the garden tonight :)

Mike & Emma

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