Monday, 2 September 2013

The Last Summer Expeditions

To round off the summer, two of us ran an MV light in a nearby woodland reserve. We have tried to trap roughly once-a-month over the season, and this will probably be the last at this particular site. The session added some new moths for the site list, but the overall catch was not huge (56 moths, 30 species). Best species were:

Agonopterix ocellana
Hypatima rhomboidella (NFY)
Epinotia ramella (NFY)
Blood-vein (NFY)
Centre-barred Sallow (NFY)

Plus the first of the 2nd generation of Green Carpet and Light Emerald.

I also had my regular weekly trip to another favourite woodland site on Friday. Considering we ran two low-powered actinic lights, the catch of 53 moths 27 species wasn't bad compared with the MV above!
Best of the haul:

Mompha raschkiella (lifer)
Acleris laterana (NFY)
Vapourer - a male this week!

The garden catch since the last report has been fairly consistent, both size and species-wise, but a trickle of new species for the garden year list has kept things interesting:

Blastobasis adustella
Pyrausta purpuralis (NFG)
Purple Bar (NFG)
Small Square-spot (NFY)
Centre-barred Sallow (NFG)

Centre-barred Sallow

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