Saturday, 27 September 2014

Further Autumnal Species

Marc Botham and I trapped in woodland near Appleton, Oxon on Thursday night and, although it was slow going, in the usual three hours we eventually managed nearly 50 species between five traps, which isn't all that bad for this time of year.  New for me for the year were Mallow (which neither of us had previously seen outside of our respective gardens) and Brick.

Back in the garden here at Westcott, Bucks, Brick made its first appearance last night alongside Green-brindled Crescent, while amongst the eight micro species was Clepsis consimilana which I get regularly as a second brood at this time of year.  Lunar Underwing seems to be going flat out to try and beat all other garden species counts for this year and at its present rate should make it with ease.  I've had nearly 1,800 individuals already to the garden actinic and the moth has only been flying here for just over two weeks.

Dave Wilton

Green-brindled Crescent, Westcott 26th September

Brick, Westcott 26th September


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