Thursday, 16 April 2009

15th April 2009

A fine Purple Thorn was the highlight of a rather disappointing night with 21 moths of just 6 species. A heavy thunderstorm shortly after putting out the trap might have had something to do with it! This was just the third record of Purple Thorn for the garden and the first since 2005. Because of its diagnostic posture it proved to be very difficult to photograph, the only in focus photos being those taken from underneath or front on.

Trap list (15w Actinic)

Purple Thorn - 1
Common Quaker - 1
Small Quaker - 1
Hebrew Character - 10
Clouded Drab - 4
Early Grey - 4

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