Sunday, 26 April 2009

25th April 2009 - Part 2

Overnight the clouds cleared, temperatures fell and there was a frost on car windscreens at first light. To get 2 new species for the year in the trap was therefore quite unexpected. The year list to date now stands at 51 species which makes it the best start to the year since 2007 when 51 species had been recorded by the end of April. Several expected species have not yet been recorded so, weather permitting, there should be a few more to add before the end of the month.
The first of the new species last night was this male Muslin Moth:

Two Shuttle-shaped Darts were also new for the year:

Trap list (15w Actinic)

Argyrotaenia ljungiana - 1
Scarce Tissue - 1
Muslin Moth - 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart - 2
Hebrew Character - 2
Clouded Drab - 1

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