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Sunday, 27 March 2011

A new micro and a couple of Barn Owls

Tried the aspen copse in the birch wood at Pilmoor again for a couple of hours last night.  No more Lead-coloured Drabs, but just before I packed up I spotted a micro on the sheet that resembled Semioscopis steinkellneriana, but I remembered there was another that looked similar.  I potted it, and sure enough it was the ' other one' a Semioscopis avellanella.  Checked the record with Charlie Fletcher who kindly supplied the Yorkshire distribution map for this species.
On the way home, had a Barn Owl quartering the verge close to Pilmoor and another nearby at Thornton Bridge - always great value to see.
Semioscopis avellanella

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