Sunday, 29 May 2016

Improved numbers in Coleshill (VC22)

After weeks of small numbers in the garden MV trap, last night's effort amassed the first catch of the year to go over 100 moths and included some fresh specimens of old favourites not yet seen this year. 119 moths of 28 species were recorded with Treble Lines and Small Square-spot leading the way.

Nothing particularly rare, the count consisted of: Shears (1), Chocolate-tip (1), Pebble Prominent (1), Angle Shades (1), Silver-ground Carpet (1), Blood-vein (1), Shoulder-stiped Wainscot (1), Peppered Moth (1), Common Pug (1), May Highflyer (1), Light Brocade (1), Small Magpie (1), Nematopogon metaxella (1), Celypha lacunana (1), Coronet (2), Orange Footman (2), Buff Ermine (3), Green Carpet (4), Rustic-shoulder Knot (4), Scorched Wing (5), Clouded-Bordered Brindle (5), Marbled Minor agg. (5), Setaceous Hebrew Character (5), Brown Rustic (6), Flame Shoulder (6), White Ermine (8), Small Square-spot (15) & Treble Lines (35).

Hopefully things should pick up from now on.

Olly Fox

Coleshill (VC22)

Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma (Coleshill, 29th May)
Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum (Coleshill, 29th May)
May Highflyer Hydriomena impluviata (Coleshill, 29th May)

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