Sunday 9 August 2015

Thank goodness for Large Yellow Underwings

After what seems like weeks of very windy weather we have returned to very cold nights. We put the garden trap out last night and caught 70 macro moths, 47 of which were LYU in a wonderful variety of colours and patterns. We had Pebble hook-tip, Double-striped pug and Early thorn, all presumed to be from the second generation. Amongst the others were Peppered, Buff ermine, Riband wave, Swallow prominent (2), Slender brindle, Dark arches and Lesser yellow underwing.
11 species of micro moth were identified including Lyonetia clerkella, Lozotaenia forsterana, Cydia splendana, Epinotia ramella, and a selection of grass and scoparia moths.

Tony & Ina

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