Sunday, 24 November 2019

Westcott, Bucks

The garden trap has just about kept ticking over for the past week.  Ten species were recorded over the period with the best nights being those of the 17th (24 moths of 7 species) and last night (17 moths of 6 species), ranging down to a night with just the one Sprawler on the 19th.  Last night was relatively warm and brought in Plutella xylostella, Udea ferrugalis, December Moth, Red-green Carpet, Winter Moth & Scarce Umber, along with diving beetle Colymbetes fuscus and caddis fly Limnephilus lunatus.  Three or four milder nights with a SE breeze are now forecast before the cold returns so there's a possibility of something interesting being blown in.  Ever the optimist!

December Moth female, Westcott 23rd November

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

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