Every day, since 30th October, I have taken at least 1 feathered thorn, a run of 12 consecutive nights. On the 7th, 3 of them were present.
Other macros taken over the last week: red green carpet, angle shades, green brindled crescent, setaceous hebrew character, beaded chestnut, yellow line quaker and this morning, sprawler and grey shoulder knot. A good cross section of autumnal moths.
Micro wise, highlight was on the 5th, an Acleris hastiana, a worn example showing white edges to the wings, but lacking the tell tale tufts of Ac cristana. Dissection by Graeme confirmed hastiana. This proved to be my 209th micro of the year, whilst the only other micro has been Emmelina monodactyla, taken on 4 nights since the 4th.
Records now stand at 209 micros and 214 macros for the year, made up of 5879 records in total.
|A worn Acleris hastiana|
|close up of Sprawler|
|grey shoulder knot and sprawler|