Monday, 9 July 2018

The Last Few days

Who needs sleep?

It's been a busy time with the moth traps. 134 species in the garden, here on Bringsty Common, on the 5th.  Nice to see Leopard, Sycamore, Garden Tiger, Suspected.  In fact Garden Tiger has put in an appearance every night since the 5th.  Similar species until the 8th when the first Angle-striped Sallow put in an appearance.  On the 7th a very battered Pine Hawk arrived, which I believe is a second county record after Phyl's in 2015. Out on the road a visit to Paradise Wood on the Brockhampton Estate on the 4th produced 132 species including a nice Waved Black.  Then a session in a garden and adjoining wild flower meadow near Pembridge on the 6th produced 123 species including Blackneck, Cloaked Carpet, Olive, Double Lobed, Round-winged Muslin and good numbers of Muslin Footman.  A Garden Tiger too.  Haugh Wood on the 7th produced 142 species including good numbers of White-line Snout, another Blackneck.  Numbers of Chrysoteuchia culmella were impressive (just under 300 recorded).  Then on the 8th it was Wigmore Rolls.  First moth in was a Beautiful Carpet and 138 species later it included Cloaked Carpet, Clouded Magpie, Satin Lutestring, Beautiful Snout and nice to see good numbers of Pandemis cinnamomeana.  Nearly 100 Buff Footman appeared.

Tonight it is sleep time. Peter Hall
Bringsty Common July 7th: Pine Hawk

Pembridge July 6th: Olive

Pembridge July 6th: Cloaked Carpet

Wigmore Rolls July 8th: Beautfiul Carpet (checking I've recorded it)

Wigmore rolls July 8th: Clouded Magpie

Wigmore rolls July 8th: Pandemis cinnamomeana (note white head)

Bringsty Common July 8th: Angle-striped Sallow

Wigmore rolls July 8th: Beautiful Snout

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