Thursday, 9 April 2015

Lunar Marbled Brown

Lunar Marbled Brown was amongst a number of species new for the year for me in a single MV trap run at Bagley Woods for my monthly survey there. There were a total of 21 species, though numbers were still not hugely impressive with just 146 individuals in total. The most abundant moth was Small Quaker with 27, which,  unbelievably, is my largest total for this species in a single trap in 2015 - Bagley usually provides three figure counts. Other species new for me in 2015 were Brindled Pug (19), Oak Nycteoline (1), Nut-tree Tussock (1), Frosted Green (17) and Pammene giganteana (1). Of note, at least personally, was the capture of two very fresh looking Yellow-horned in a trap with Frosted Green - I rarely if ever (can't quite remember) catch these two species together and certainly not with both species looking so fresh. Garden trap continues to frustrate and disappoint with a pair of Common Quakers the only moths last night. Marc Botham, Didcot

1 comment:

  1. A nice selection, Mark - not seen Frosted green as yet here in the Chilterns, only Yellow horned. Well done on getting both together!


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