Friday, 23 February 2018

NE Worcester 19th February

The best forecast of the month deserved various efforts last Monday night. A quick look at the Nunnery Wood CP café lights produced a Dark Chestnut and an Agonopterix alstromeriana.

Agonopterix alstromeriana
The actinic skinner left in Warndon Wood was buzzing with no less than 63 Small Brindled Beauty by 23:00!
Small Brindled Beauty
Micros included Acleris schalleriana and the local Ypsolopha mucronella .

Ypsololopha mucronella
 An early Small Quaker, one Common Quaker, 15 Dotted Border, 3 Pale Brindled Beauty, 3 Spring Usher and 5 Chestnuts made up the rest of the trap count.
Dotted Border (Male)
 A Red Green Carpet was torched on the western perimeter hedge. The garden Robinson had Agonopterix heracliana, 2 Common Quaker, Double-striped Pug and a Tortricodes alternella. 15 species in mid-February was quite a good result.

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