Thursday, 30 March 2017

Expected more!

With last night being just about as good as it gets at this time of year I expected rather more quantity in the actinic trap here at Westcott (getting just 40 moths in all), especially from the Orthosias.  However there was certainly some variety (13 species) and I can't really complain about getting four that were new for the garden year list:  V-Pug, Purple Thorn, Early Grey and Oak Nycteoline.  Last night's two V-Pugs beat my previous earliest record by three days while the Purple Thorn equals my earliest ever date.  I wonder what will turn up following today's "heat-wave"!

V-Pug, Westcott 29th March

Purple Thorn, Westcott 29th March

Oak Nycteoline, Westcott 29th March

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks 

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