Saturday 18 August 2012

Rhoose Point last night

The wind did indeed drop off last night so the trap went out.  43 species only (the autumn decline seems to be setting in!) with highlights being Spilonota ocellana and Acleris laterana which were both new for the garden record.  Also a single Cochylis molliculana, the Rhoose Point speciality, which I haven't seen for a while.

Despite my optimism earlier in the day having seen a few Rush Veneer and Silver Y around the sea cliffs, the only migrants in the trap were 8 Silver Y which is an average number for the time of year.

Also a good showing from Straw Underwings (12) which are giving the Large Yellow Underwings a run for their money (14).

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