Saturday, 4 October 2014

Short-cloaked Moth

Hardly a stunning photograph of a "small grey job", but it serves to illustrate another species added to the ever increasing list of those which have attempted an extra brood this year.  This one came to the garden actinic trap at Westcott, Bucks last night. 

Short-cloaked Moth, Westcott 3rd October

Trap catches will presumably decline very quickly now that the weather has turned.  Lunar Underwing is past its peak and there aren't all that many new species left to look forward to.  Three hours spent in the company of Martin Albertini and Andy King at Stoke Common, Bucks last night produced few moths and the only 'highlights' were another second-brood Marbled White Spot and the first November Moth of the season (exact species awaiting determination).

Dave Wilton

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