Friday, 31 March 2017

Bringsty Common March 30th

Unable to go farther afield, I ran one trap in the garden on an unusually mild night, although it got a little breezy later into the night with an odd shower thrown in. Minimum temperature was 11.1 around 2am. 20 species recorded, of which 4 were micro-moths. Most surprising was a Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella. Phyl, is this the earliest record for Herefordshire?

The trap contained the usual crew. Brindled Beauty numbers are on the up. My first Lunar Marbled Brown of the year. Early and Purple Thorn and then singletons of Alucita hexadactyla, Acleris hastiana and Diurnea fagella. Peter Hall
Bringsty Common: Nomophila noctuella

1 comment:

  1. I can't find any Herefordshire record before 13th May.


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