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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Trapping at Pilmoor, VC62, 8 Sep 2016

There were a handful of lowland northern species that Mike had on his target list and Pilmoor was the chosen site.  Cooler than the previous night and not as productive, but Angle-striped Sallow put in an appearance as hoped.  A total from my two traps of 112 moths of 26 species, Mike's still to be added. The most numerous were 27 Green Carpet, 16 Epinotia ramella, 11 Ypsolopha parenthesella, ten each of Common Marbled Carpet and Canary-shouldered Thorn and nine Large Yellow Underwing. The only possible migrant was a single Diamond-back.  Thee follows a small selection of micro-moths, including a poor record shot taken in the pot of Cydia fagiglandana which is relatively scarce in the County.
Acleris emargana

Acleris rhombana
Cydia fagiglandana

Celypha lacunana
Of the larger moths the following are attractive and includes the scarce Angle-striped Sallow.
Angle-striped Sallow

Canary-shouldered Thorn

One of the micros which always amuses me is the Ypsolopha sequella which when viewed from above gives a very passable impression of Bugs Bunny....
Ypsolopha sequella..a.k.a. .'Bugs Bunny' moth....
Not too bad a night and delivered some more species for Mike's list.

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