Monday, 29 September 2014

More second-brooders

Last night I had my first Dusky-lemon Sallow of the year which was pleasing but not wholly unexpected after catching quite a few last year in the garden. What was considerably less expected was a fresh Yellow-tail which can now add itself to the ever increasing list of species that have put in an extra appearance this year. I was also sent a picture of a Swallow-tailed Moth from a garden in Oxford found over the weekend and have seen quite a number of records for this species elsewhere recently. Marc Botham, Benson

Yellow-tail - Benson 29/09/14


  1. Swallow-tailed Moth in my East Oxford garden last night (28 Sept) - very small compared to normal mid-summer specimens (not much bigger than a Brimstone).

  2. The Rothamsted trap at Marsh Gibbon had two Figure of Eights last night but the only thing of any real interest in the garden trap here at Westcott was my first Red-line Quaker of the year.


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