Thursday 22 August 2013

More moths

I've been trapping moths in my garden all summer, usually a couple of times a week, and catching an average 100 moths a night. Up to about a dozen common species can make up at least 75 or 80% of the total catch, but the remainder sometimes include moths I've not caught before. Last night, there were no less than three of these. The Bordered Beauty has only been caught five times before on the island and the tiny (7 mm long) Ancylis badiana only three times (one of those was by Becky two years ago). The Crescent has been caught about 20 times before, just not by me!

Bordered Beauty

Ancylis badiana


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