Thursday, 8 July 2010

7th July 2010

Both traps out for another muggy night produced just short of 400 moths of 91 species with several micros still to be identified. Again there was a phenomenal number of crambids (nearly all Chrysoteuchia culmella and Crambus perlella) which may well have taken the total moth count to over 1000 - if I'd counted them!
Stars of the night were a lovely Pammene fasciana, a new garden tick, and only the second record of the equally lovely July Highflyer. Burnished Brass f.aurea was the first of this form trapped this year and I had to include a picture of the most brightly marked Double-striped Pug that I've seen.

Pammene fasciana:
July Highflyer:
Burnished Brass f.aurea:
Double-striped Pug:

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