Monday, 18 July 2016

Exploring inland

For the fourth mid-July running - ie all the time we've been here - the Marbled Green has turned up. It seems to have long outstretched the references online to it being mainly a coastal species. Btw I was wrong yesterday to suggest that yesterday's Garden Tiger was a first for me here. One came two years ago (and it was back again today, as it happens). Age and memory...   Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. Interesting. I caught one in early August last year, one in early July this year and then another 3 on Saturday night - all very fresh looking specimens. As you say we couldn't be much further from the coast.

  2. Hi Andy - that's interesting too. I don't have the most recent Waring, Townsend & Lewison which may have updated. My edition notes that the MG is locally frequent in Gloucs and west Oxfordshire. Maybe it depends a bit where the moth traps are!


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