On the 25th, again just for a short while, I ran it in Suffyldes Wood where the eyecatching figure of 43 dingy footman were recorded. Here, also a lunar spotted pinion and small dusty wave made the year list.
However, the garden trap has been coming up with some real treats of late. New for parish records have been leopard moth (23rd) Brown veined wainscot (25th) Helcystogramma rufescens and Olive both on the 26th. Four new for parish records in 4 days! That doesn't happen often.
Other notables were new for the year:
Waved black (20th) Pine hawkmoth (21st) Dusky sallow (21st) Nomophila noctuella (21st) Mylelios circumvoluta (21st) Straw underwing (21st) Phycita roborella (21st) Crambus perlella (22nd) Euzophera pinguis (23rd) Cochylis atricapitana (23rd) Acrobasis suavella (24th) square spot rustic (25th) Acrobasis advenella (25th) Ypsolopha dentella (26th) Cameraria ohridella (26th)
This now gives a total of 3726 moths trapped and identified this year of 187 macros and 172 micros. For comparison, last year on this day it was 3328 moths of 170 macros and 164 micros, so not a lot in it.
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