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Moths at work
I left my traps at the site at which I occasionally work over the last couple of nights; one in a small copse surrounded by fields, and the other on a woodland/chalk grassland boundary. Due to the weather this morning (=wet) quite a few things got away befo...

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A new moth for the world...
Found a chrysalis in the garden the other day whilst cutting back some ivy. Today was born a new moth for the world. She didn't stick around for a full portfolio...

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A lot of moths, for a change!
After a week away in Wales (yes, mothing was included) and some very disappointing garden mothing, I left a couple of lights at my occasional place of work last night. I was inundated with little brown jobs - I have a lot of things in pots now, so hopefully...

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Moth Night Event
This morning I helped out in a small way with a Butterfly Conservation / Moth Night event for the public at the local BBOWT reserve, College Lake. There are one or two micros that are still to be identified, but a good selection of moths, both brown and col...

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This Week's Moths
My weekly 6W trap in the woods caught 25 moths of 13 species. 13 of these moths were Scoparia ambigulis , but the rest included a handful of new-for-year species including Common Swift , Diamond-back Moth (just the one in spite of what I understand is a mas...

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Woods and Gardens
Well, one of each really. Even so, worth making a post as I managed to attract a few new for year moths last night, with the 6W woodland trap and 15W garden trap. The species in question included from the woods Pebble Prominent, Treble Lines (both traps), T...

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A great night...
Ran a regular 6W heath trap in a local woodland for the garden moth scheme last night. There were 20 moths of 12 species, inlcuding 4 Great Prominents. (Also new for the year list were Scoparia ambigualis and Green Silver-lines). I also ran my 15W skinner i...

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Garden's picking up!
After 4 weeks of nothing in my garden trap, last night after a couple of warm days and nights, my GMS catch yielded a couple new-for-year and a few new-for-garden-year: Most of the moths weren't actually in the trap, rather on the perspex and the wood, but ...

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First Trip of the Year!
My first proper (ie not in the garden) trip of the year took place on Sunday night; the weather forecast showing overcast all night with a minimum of 9C (10C warmer than the previous night). With two accomplices, we set up a range of MV, actinic and UV bulb...
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