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Old Thursday 5th July 2018, 18:49   #1
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July 2018

White Satin on the window sill at Tesco today - a new one for me.
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Old Thursday 12th July 2018, 17:17   #2
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Very nice Rosaria.

Relatively quiet here given the good weather, but a nice little lifer for me next to my front door:

Least Carpet Idaea rusticata

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Old Saturday 14th July 2018, 04:31   #3
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I had Least Carpet in my garden the other day. Quite common in the London area these days. Also becoming more widespread here these days is the sublime Jersey Tiger which I had my first of the season yesterday, but not yet in my garden.
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Old Sunday 15th July 2018, 22:58   #4
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My second night out properly this year on Friday night with 215+ species to 9 lights at a local nature reserve including four patch ticks - Dark Spectacle, Kent Black Arches, Monochroa palustrella and Prochoreutis myllerana. The latter is like a small dark spangly Nettle-tap and the second photo shows one alongside a Nettle-tap.

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Old Sunday 15th July 2018, 23:03   #5
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The site is an interesting one with wetland species and damp grassland with for us locally species that occur on few other sites. Macros include Double Kidney, Scallop Shell, Double Lobed, Brown-veined Wainscot, Suspected, Dingy Shell, Silky Wainscot, Chevron, etc.

Pics of Brown-veined Wainscot, Double Kidney, Dusky Sallow, Lunar-spotted Pinion and Suspected.

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Old Sunday 15th July 2018, 23:08   #6
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A nice mix of micros present and a few pics here - Acleris emargana, Acrobasis marmorea, Batrachedra praeangustana and Evergestis pallidata.

The garden has been quite quiet in comparison with Campion (pic attached) probably the most interesting.

Moths are wandering and Hoary Footman and Fenn Wainscot have both been recorded in local traps over the weekend.

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Old Monday 16th July 2018, 19:52   #7
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Some great moths and pictures as usual Paul!
Seems like there are a lot less big macros around than I would expect given the weather.

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Old Monday 30th July 2018, 09:37   #8
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Still quiet, especially with the weather change, but a lifer for me this morning:

Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar


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Old Monday 30th July 2018, 16:25   #9
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Male Gypsy Moths seem really abundant in the parts of west London recently. Often 2 or 3 flying erratically around the garden+ seeing them most places I visit.
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Another Nottingham garden tick for me to see out an eventful July, a scarce moth in Notts.

Maiden's Blush.
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Old Wednesday 1st August 2018, 23:35   #11
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Another quality moth, rounds of a superb week for me in Nottingham during which I've had three new species for the garden including a County first.

Angle-striped Sallow
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Old Saturday 4th August 2018, 15:35   #12
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Post 7 (16.07.18) - I think that you are right. I compared my list from 13.07.18 from a similar effort at the same site on 20.07.13. This time, I recorded 224 species whereas in 2013, I recorded 248 species. Having finally compared the lists, the main difference was in noctuids with 52 species to 65 species in 2013.

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Post 7 (16.07.18) - I think that you are right. I compared my list from 13.07.18 from a similar effort at the same site on 20.07.13. This time, I recorded 224 species whereas in 2013, I recorded 248 species. Having finally compared the lists, the main difference was in noctuids with 52 species to 65 species in 2013.

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I'm finding that many common moth species are massivley down in numbers at my place in Notts.

Large Yellow Underwing, Rustic / Uncertain, Garden Carpet, Heart and Dart, Bright-line Brown-eye are just a few with numbers well below normal.
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Old Saturday 4th August 2018, 15:49   #14
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My highlights for the balance of July from the garden were an Antler, a Hoary Footman (picture alongside Common Footman), Jersey Tiger and various Garden Tigers.

Hoping to get back out into habitat tonight to get August underway.

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My highlights for the balance of July from the garden were an Antler, a Hoary Footman (picture alongside Common Footman), Jersey Tiger and various Garden Tigers.

Hoping to get back out into habitat tonight to get August underway.

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Pic 3 Paul, Ruby Tiger has been unusually abundant here.
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Yes. More than normal. Of course, it is all about the timing of weather patterns at critical times in the life cycle.

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