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Blue is the Colour
A nice surprise this morning sitting by my trap in Dorstone.  The last ime I saw one of these was back in 1952 in Ham Street in Kent.  Ray Birchenough Dorstone: Clifden Nonpareil (Blue Underwing)  
Blue is the Colour
Blue is the Colour
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Bringsty Common update
I've had 2 Riband Wave come to the garden trap this week.  Mike's record as well. Seems a bit unusual.  Last night I had what looks like a Common Footman also come to light, but I'll double check that one. The November group are just emerging, with 1 last n...
Bringsty Common update
Bringsty Common update
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Another Late One
Ran the garden trap here on Bringsty Common last night for the first time in 10 days. 23 species with micros topping the frequency table with Acleris variegana commonest with 14 individuals followed by Eudonia angustea with 11.  Best macro was Lunar Underwi...
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Wigmore Rolls Monday September 17th
With garden catches running at around 40 to 45 species per night at the moment, and Monday forecast to be mild,  I met up with Rob Hemming and trapped at Wigmore Rolls, a nice Forestry Commission site just up from Leominster.  Hornet management kept me busy...
Wigmore Rolls Monday September 17th
Wigmore Rolls Monday September 17th
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Bringsty Common September 2nd
It was still 18 degrees here at midnight and I ran two traps in the garden.  34 macros and 19 micro species with Large Yellow Underwing making up for lost time - 86 counted.  But of most interest was a second generation Lilac Beauty.  No signs of any migran...
Bringsty Common September 2nd
Bringsty Common September 2nd
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Bringsty Common update
Not a lot of excitement this way of late.  The late Summer lull is in full swing now and my trap is beginning to heave with the usual suspects for late Summer.  Last night Large Yellow Underwings reached a count of 75, just pipped by Square-spot Rustic at 7...
Bringsty Common update
Bringsty Common update
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Webb's at Bodenham
Last night the garden produced a county first with the arrival of a Webb's Wainscot.  It obligingly identified itself in the book.  Robin Hemming Bodenham: Webb's Wainscot  
Webb's at Bodenham
Webb's at Bodenham
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Bringsty Common
I think it's been of no surprise to people to see the "late Summer lull" kick in early this year. Numbers have been dropping rapidly out and about and also in the garden.  Last night I was down to 2 individual Footman moths.  Poplar Hawk must be in their se...
Bringsty Common
Bringsty Common
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Autumn Approaches
Running the trap on the 14th here on Bringty Common I caught 2 Canary-shouldered Thorn and 1 Dusky Thorn.  I think that's the earliest record for Dusky Thorn for vc-36? It will be Square-spot Rustic next up... Peter Hall Bringsty Common: Canary-shouldered T...
Autumn Approaches
Autumn Approaches
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Cinnabar
Not the most exciting moth ever, but I am delighted to finally see larvae on my clumps of Ragwort in the garden here on Bringsty Common.  I do get occasioanl visits by adults at the trap. Peter Hall Bringsty Common: Cinnabar larva  
Cinnabar
Cinnabar
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