Saturday, 2 November 2019

Sprawled Out

There were no migrants in the garden here last night but I did get a lot of Sprawlers, eleven of them being collected up off the lawn around the light just before dawn (not a single one had entered the trap).  This was the most numerous species, just ahead of Feathered Thorn (10) and Brick (10).  Only ten of the Sprawlers would co-operate for the group shot below (there's always one...!).

Sprawlers, Westcott 1st November

The total catch last night was 70 moths of 20 species, the remainder comprising Agonopterix arenella, Common Marbled Carpet, Winter Moth, November Moth agg., Mottled Umber, Green-brindled Crescent, Red-line Quaker, Lunar Underwing, Chestnut, Dark Chestnut, Grey Shoulder-knot, Satellite, Merveille du Jour, Black Rustic, Large Yellow Underwing & Setaceous Hebrew Character, along with my first December Moth of the year.

December Moth, Westcott 1st November

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

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