Thursday, 23 April 2015

Still slow but a few newbies

Garden trap still very poor and cold nights stopping me from going out trapping elsewhere - last night had first Pale Prominent of the year along with Muslin Moth, Brimstone Moth, Hebrew Character,  Emmelina monodactyla and Epiphyas postvittana. Sadly the best night in ages! Shuttle-shaped Dart was in the Rothamsted trap at CEH on tuesday evening, one of only 10 moths caught in over 2 weeks! Also found a squashed Swallow Prominent in Wallingford town centre which is my first of the year for this species. Having much better luck with Emperors compared to last year with 2 males at CEH Wallingford arriving yesterday. Marc Botham, Didcot

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  1. My garden trap has been equally as poor, so you're in good company! Over the past week I've averaged four species per night and the only new-for-years have been Purple Thorn (17th) and Chocolate-tip (21st). It looks as though it is going to get even cooler next week so we'll probably be well into May before there's much improvement.

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  2. Hi Marc and Dave, you might be moaning about 'poor' catches in your gardens but Muslin and Chocolate-tip would be new for me!
    Nigel

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    1. I'd swap either one for a Scarce Tissue!!

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  3. You took the words right out of my mouth....:).

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