Wednesday, 1 July 2015

High species counts and more clearwings

Marc Botham and I recorded 215 species (and counting) at Boze Down near Whitchurch on Saturday night, with 5 Robinson MV and an actinic. Highlight was probably Kent Black Arches (3). Mid to late summer species have converged with spring ones, as sometimes happens whne you get a cold spring then suddenly a heatwave, especially at this warm south-facing site. E.g. we saw Oak-tree Pug alongside Common Rustic sp. and Brown-line bright-eye. 

I hung a pheromone trap with MYO lure on our apple tree this morning. So far it has brought in 6 Red-belted Clearwings. 

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