Thursday, 16 April 2015

First Prominent seen

I ran two traps in Bernwood Forest last night and got one or two more new species for the year, including Epinotia immundana, Spruce Carpet and Great Prominent.  Further to Marc's post on 9th April, I don't think I've ever had Yellow Horned and Frosted Green in the same trap before either so getting the two together during last night's session came as a bit of a surprise.  One straggler of the former was joined by 80 fresh examples of the latter.

Yellow Horned & Frosted Green, Bernwood 15th April

Epinotia immundana, Bernwood 15th April

The garden actinic trap at Westcott is still not performing as well as might be expected with last night's collection comprising only 50 moths of 12 species, but Chinese Character and Herald were new for the year's garden list.
Dave Wilton

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