Thursday 10 August 2017

Bridgend last night

After a lean spell of weather these past few weeks, we finally managed to trap. It was a cool night with a small catch of 53 moths of 18 species including a few migrants.The highlight was a new species for the garden in the form of Acleris aspersana (418th). A Gold Triangle was only the second record (both this year) since 2007 and the trap was dominated by Brimstone, Willow Beauty, Large and Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. Other species new for the year were Rusty Dot Pearl, Acleris laterana (agg) and The Spectacle and a late slightly worn Swallow-tailed Moth. Four Red Admirals greeted us early morning feeding on our white buddleia.

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