Saturday, 26 July 2014

Bridgend garden overnight 25Jul14

MV trapping again was productive last night with 47 species (181 individuals).

The highlight for us was our first Ringed China-mark (363rd species for garden). Others new for the year were Carcina quercana, Yellow-barred Brindle and Lesser Yellow Underwing.

The trap was dominated by Light Brown Apple moth, Dark Arches, Brimstone, Willow Beauty and Marbled Beauty, though some other nice species to note were Oegoconia (agg) sp, Mother Of Pearl, Red Twin-spot Carpet, August Thorn, Dingy Footman, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Smoky Wainscot, Knot-grass, Dun-bar, Silver Y and Snout.

On another note, Emma and Holly noted a Pyrausta cingulata in the undergrowth at Twlc Point, Broughton during the week.

Mike & Emma

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