Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Parc Slip

I ran the trap last thursday night (11th) and last night (15th) and had pretty decent catches both times. Last week's was the better conditions with it mild and overcast and I ended up with 103 moths of 44 species with the highlights being a 3rd ever Ypsolopha sequella, my first Aspilapteryx tringipennella since 2014 and FFY of dusky thorn, double kidney and chequered fruit-tree tortrix. There was also a pug and an Yponomeuta that need looking at so I'll try and upload photos later in the week. Non-moths included both red-legged and birch shieldbugs.

Last night was cooler but the catch was thankfully better (as I had a public moth morning) with 153 moths of 53 species (plus one that Paul took to have a look at) including some fancy crowd-pleasers. Highlights were 1st ever Dichrorampha acuminatana and Phyllonorycter quercifoliella (thanks to Paul for ids), 2nd ever Phycitodes binaevella, 2nd ever Ypsolopha dentella (with the first coming almost exactly a year ago), 2nd ever water veneer, 3rd ever pretty chalk carpet, first antler moth, small rufous and small wainscots since 2014 and FFY of dark-barred twin-spot carpet and Cydia splendana.

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