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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Trapping a new site near Helmsley

Third night on the trot, and why not while the weather is so good; the temperature actually held up a bit longer and was still +8 at 0100.  I tried a new site that I had identified during last year, and it proved to be a good spot, and I set up the 160MVB over a sheet, and a 125MV Robinson trap.  The obvious highlight of the night were six Brindled Beauties, that all turned up after midnight, and interestingly were only attracted to the 160MVB, with three on the sheet, and a further three found among the grass.  Charlie Fletcher advises that this is probably a record count for Yorkshire.
Brindled Beauty
A quick summary of catch at Tup Hag Wood 22 Apr 2011

0006  Eriocrania subpurpurella  2
0663  Diurnea fagella  1
0667  Semioscopis steinkellneriana  1
1750  Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata)  2
1852  Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata)  14
1853  Oak-tree Pug (Eupithecia dodoneata)  5
1881  Early Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx carpinata)  8
1917  Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)  2
1919  Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria)  2
1920  Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)  4
1927  Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria)  6
1947  Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata)  14
1951  Grey Birch (Aethalura punctulata)  1
2008  Coxcomb Prominent (Ptilodon capucina)  1
2010  Scarce Prominent (Odontosia carmelita)  4
2015  Lunar Marbled Brown (Drymonia ruficornis)  3
2060  White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)  1
2078  Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis)  4
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  1
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  12
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  28
2189  Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda)  1
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  6
Least Black Arches
Oak-tree Pug

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