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Thursday, 16 June 2011

..followed by a good night in the woods

Following the visit a couple of days ago to Low Wood and Sessay Wood, Pilmoor, the warm humid night of Tuesday was too good to miss, and I spent the night with 3 traps split between the two woods.  The total numbers were only 262, but 66 species, including a good crop of micros.  As with all micro hauls, I took loads of photos to assist in identification, some of which have only just been resolved, including several new ones.
Tischeria ekebladella

Blastobasis adustella

Aleimma loeflingiana

Ancylis laetana
All of the above are micros, which by definition means small.....none are more than 1cm long, and the first one is no more than 5 or 6mm in length!
Oh, and the highlight of the early hours of Wednesday was hearing a Cuckoo, a bird that I just had not heard so far this year, something I had only commented on the previous evening, following an item on Springwatch.

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