Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Parc Slip

No migrants turned up in the trap last night unfortunately but a merveille du jour is always nice to have. For the first time for a few weeks common marbled carpet wasn't the most frequent species - that title went to red-line quaker (5). Others of vague interest were red-green carpet, grey pine carpet, black rustic, green-brindled crescent and flounced chestnut. Just 13 species in and around the trap plus a couple of common wasps and caddisflies. The first Epirrita of the season too - see pic below - I assume it's best to just note it down as Epirrita sp.?
Also an article on the guardian homepage about the influx of migrants for anyone who hasn't seen it: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/09/exotic-migrant-moths-invade-britain

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