Thursday, 6 August 2009

5th August 2009

A warm and humid night was spoilt by huge numbers of tiny beetles in the trap, I suspect they prevented the moths from settling and there were a far higher number of escapes than usual. Final total was 141 moths of 55 species two of which were new for the year.

I've posted pics of an interesting looking Coleophora on the 'Unidentified' blog.

Scoparia subfusca:
Yponomeuta cagnagella:

Edit: Colin Welch, beetle recorder for VC31 has identified the tiny beetles as Bradycellus verbasci:

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