Thursday, 27 September 2018

Another Late One

Ran the garden trap here on Bringsty Common last night for the first time in 10 days. 23 species with micros topping the frequency table with Acleris variegana commonest with 14 individuals followed by Eudonia angustea with 11.  Best macro was Lunar Underwing with 9.  However,  included in the mix was a Short Cloaked moth and trawling through the Hereford database it seems the previous latest record was August 15th in 1991.  Having access also to the Bucks database I see they have recorded occasional very late records, even one in October, but not very often.  Not sure if it is an attempted second brood, or a confused individual perhaps. Peter Hall

1 comment:

  1. Also had Short cloaked moth records last month. Last night had a Swallow Tailed! Not heard of any records of these past August. Another confused individual probably.


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