Friday, 25 April 2014

Damp in Oxford!

I've been struggling to catch much over the last couple of days in the damp conditions in my central Oxford garden but have still managed a couple of NFY in the form of a Horse-chestnut Leaf Miner and a poor Pale Prominent that alighted on the garden shed by my actinic trap only to be set upon by the spiders that lurk in the cracks and pulled partially into their lair. I tried to rescue it and managed to retrieve it though it later died of its injuries. I also managed a second record of the rare county micro Psychoides filicivora which has obviously taken a liking to our ferns in the back of the garden.

Adam Hartley

Pale Prominent battered by spider attack
Psychoides filicivora once again

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