Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Blotched Emerald

My monthly survey at Harcourt Arboretum (VC23) yielded a relatively short species list last night though within half an hour of setting up a trap that i sat with for 2 hours I had three hawkmoth species (Lime, Elephant and Pine). I was hoping to catch some Pauper Pugs to check the population we discovered there a few years ago is still thriving. I didn't catch any, but pugs were generally short in supply. Lots of Udea olivalis, and fair numbers of Marbled Brown still, but otherwise a pretty standard and somewhat disappointing catch with only one or two of most species. Did include my first Blotched Emerald of the year, which was a lovely pristine individual. Marc Botham, Benson

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