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Monday, 25 April 2011

Yet more square-bashing

I never thought I would be thankful for a bit of thundery rain, but it did mean I could take a rest on Saturday night.  So, fully refreshed, I ventured up north to a square NZ40 which was obviously under-recorded, and having identified a likely spot in a predominantly beech wood on the northern fringes of the NY Moors, I set up just the one trap, the 125MV Robinson.  I gave it 4 hours, and came up with 78 moths of 14 species...all but one of which appear to be new for the 10km square.

A quick summary of catch at Scarth Nick Wood on 24 Apr 2011

0150  Adela reaumurella  1
0341  Phyllonorycter maestingella  1
1852  Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata)  9
1902  Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata)  7
1947  Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata)  1
1951  Grey Birch (Aethalura punctulata)  1
2015  Lunar Marbled Brown (Drymonia ruficornis)  4
2139  Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)  3
2162 Glaucous Shears (Papestra biren) 2
2179  Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea)  2
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  2
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  32
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  9
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  4
Phyllonorycter maestingella
I really should point out that the micro above is only about 4mm in length.......photos can be very misleading!

Glaucous Shears

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