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Old Saturday 8th June 2019, 15:08   #1
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Garden tick

I've been trapping at my place in Nottingham for 15 years now and every year, I ponder if this will be my first tickless year.

Well it won't be this year after this beauty dropped in, can't believe it's taken so long to get one.
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If ever there was a gift that kept on giving, moth-ing is surely it! I'm spending my third summer at a site in north-east Cornwall where I trapped intensively in 2017. I'm not running a trap this year but I've already picked up a dozen new macro species just in the porch lights out front including a couple of crackers like Great Prominent, Engrailed and Mottled Beauty.
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I'll miss Russia for mothing.

Our location amidst damp heath, ensured an array of habitat specific species that are very tough to see in the UK.
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Can you believe I got another last night!

Definitely a different insect, no damage to the left wing.
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Can you believe I got another last night!

Definitely a different insect, no damage to the left wing.
I’ve only ever had one in c15 years of trapping!, adjacent to ride and broad-leaved woodland, as an aside andy do you get White Prominent at your Russian address?

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I’ve only ever had one in c15 years of trapping!, adjacent to ride and broad-leaved woodland, as an aside andy do you get White Prominent at your Russian address?

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Very sadly no Ken.

We're surreounded by Birch but much of it is set amidst swamp forest which I think, has an effect on some species, especially those whose pupae, winter underground as here.
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