Monday, 11 July 2011

10th July 2011

A warm and humid night resulted in a huge catch - Chrysoteucha culmella were everywhere and simply uncountable. With several micros still to be identified the eventual total will be over 100 species across the two traps.

The very distinctive crambid Platytes alpinella, normally a coastal species, looks like being new for Huntingdonshire whilst a very pretty Scorched Carpet was new for the garden. The brown form of Agapeta zoegana caused me some grief in identifying it, Lesser Wax Moth was a second for the garden and just the fourth for Hunts, whilst the huge Orthotaelia sparganella was the first here since 2007.

Platytes alpinella

Scorched Carpet

Agapeta zoegana

Lesser Wax Moth

Orthotaelia sparganella

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