Wednesday, 15 April 2009

15th April 2009

A first Nut-tree Tussock for the garden was the highlight of a warm and damp night - this is a surprisingly scarce moth in VC31 with only 20 records up to 2007. This one was of the form f.medionigra.

A very pale Clouded Drab was momentarily confusing but is identical to one illustrated in Waring and Townsend:

What was presumably a local emergence led to 3 Agonopterix arenella coming to the trap, the first of the year:

Trap list (15w Actinic)

Agonopterix arenella - 3
Double-striped Pug - 5
Early Thorn - 1
Common Quaker - 6
Hebrew Character - 8
Powdered Quaker - 3
Clouded Drab - 1
Nut-tree Tussock - 1

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