Sunday, 31 January 2016

First macro of 2016: a lifer

With apologies for the shoddy quality of the photo - taken in haste and in poor conditions, and really intended as a record shot - but this individual showed up fluttering at our kitchen window half an hour ago. I caught it more in expectation of a Winter Moth (we had a few in December) than anything, but a little research came up with Dotted Border: a new species to our garden (and our 499th overall), and our first macro of the year (we had an Acleris sparsana indoors on 6th January, but haven't bothered with putting the trap out yet). I let him go again quickly on the assumption that he was on a hot scent trail.

Steve and Xander Goddard

Dotted Border, 30/1/16

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