Last night looked good, overcast and warm. So it proved with a haul of 74 mothsof 28species. Numbers made up of 12 setaceoushebrew character, 7 square spot rustic, 7 Agriphila geniculea and 11 lesser broad bordered yellow underwing. Surprisingly, only 11 of those species were recorded as a solitary example, so a good emergence over the last few days of typical late August moths.
However, a lesser spotted pinion was new for my parish records, macro number 299 for the parish whilst an Old Lady was my 178th macro of the year.
One of the setaceous hebrew characters also became the 4,500th moth trapped this year, so in with a good chance of recording more than 5000 this year.
Whilst on numbers, with 299 macros and 232 micros since 2011, now on 531 species for the parish.
|lesser spotted pinion|
|lesser spotted pinion: 299th macro for my parish records.|