Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Moth bonanza

Last night in Bewdley conditions were perfect for mothing and the moths responded. I trapped 64 species with well over 160 moths. Macros featured 18 Flame Shoulder, 14 Brimstone, 8 Pale Tussock with 15 year ticks including Lychnis, Alder Moth, Miller, Small Square Spot, Orange Footman, Least Black Arches,White Pinion-spotted, Rivulet, Ochreous Pug, V Pug and White Spotted Pug while two more Grass Rivulets came in (after one the previous night). Micro highlights at last with the rare obtusana in cracking condition, smeathmanniana, oblongana and epilobiella.

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