Saturday, 1 June 2013

31t May 2013

After a pretty dreadful season last year the start of 2013 has been just awful with the coldest spring in 50 years. Moths have been thin on the ground and last night's was just my ninth trapping session of the year so far. With less than 50 species recorded so far a warmish night at the end of May was almost bound to be a 'good' night and 50 moths of 25 species is a fairly respectable total. Nothing hugely exciting in the MV trap but The Shears is always welcome and Nephopterix angustella is only the 4th garden record and several weeks early - a far more photogenic specimen too!

Nephopterix angustella

The Shears

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