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Old Thursday 24th September 2020, 04:53   #151
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But (and this may be contradicted by Allen) my Hampshire suburban trap has run up roughly 180 macro species this year, and it isn't all that far from his!

There are many factors involved.

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Two moths last night, Silver Y and Vine's Rusic and it's
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Old Thursday 24th September 2020, 09:21   #152
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Well, they said it was getting colder, but it didn't feel that cold. Heavy rain too. 12 of 4 here last night, and a pretty unexciting selection

6 Large Yellow Underwing
2 Lesser Yellow Underwing
3 Square Spot Rustic
1 Small Square Spot

Might have a look around the vegetation later. (EDIT: 1 extra Large Yellow Underwing = 13 of 4. Top stuff.)

Also 12 Crane Fly (first time in trap) and a micro - 2x Eudonia angustea
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Old Thursday 24th September 2020, 09:30   #153
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Two sessions to add here.

15th 125 of 32. Setaceous H/C the high scorer with 15 closely followed by Black Rustic on 14. New for year were Barred and Pink-barred Sallows plus Lunar Underwing.

21st 50 of 21 Beaded Chestnut was both NFY and top scorer with 8. Two Autumnal Rustics also NFY. Not much more out of the ordinary other than a late fresh looking Mottled Rustic.

2020 Totals to date

1st Trapped on 5th April
49 Nights
5329 Moths
373 Species including 10 aggs.
224 Macros not including aggs.
Figures are thanks to Norfolk Moths who list the top 50 Garden sites. I only keep day lists myself. As John says, how many you get depends very much on location, habitat, type of trap and how often you are able to trap.
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Old Thursday 24th September 2020, 16:37   #154
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Interesting figures. Made me look at my spreadsheets.
1st trapped on 9th April (a week earlier than I though).
95 nights.
6132 moths.
382 species (macros + micros, no aggs)
I imagine this is the difference with being a more inland county.
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Well, the Moth Trap is ON.

Forecast NW winds 25 - 35mph, gusting 37 to 48mph. 60-90% chance of heavy rain throughout. 11C (feels like 7C) but probably a bit colder as a bit higher up and more exposed than the forecast for the nearest towns.

Will there be a moth to record come the morning? (Or a trap even?) Hoping for some mega Icelandic autumn vagrant I guess ...

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Old Thursday 24th September 2020, 19:51   #156
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Two sessions to add here.

15th 125 of 32. Setaceous H/C the high scorer with 15 closely followed by Black Rustic on 14. New for year were Barred and Pink-barred Sallows plus Lunar Underwing.

21st 50 of 21 Beaded Chestnut was both NFY and top scorer with 8. Two Autumnal Rustics also NFY. Not much more out of the ordinary other than a late fresh looking Mottled Rustic.

2020 Totals to date

1st Trapped on 5th April
49 Nights
5329 Moths
373 Species including 10 aggs.
224 Macros not including aggs.
Figures are thanks to Norfolk Moths who list the top 50 Garden sites. I only keep day lists myself. As John says, how many you get depends very much on location, habitat, type of trap and how often you are able to trap.
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Interesting figures. Made me look at my spreadsheets.
1st trapped on 9th April (a week earlier than I though).
95 nights.
6132 moths.
382 species (macros + micros, no aggs)
I imagine this is the difference with being a more inland county.
We're doing this now are we? Ok then....

1st trapped 28th May
46 nights
2159 macros
159 species, including aggs.

So not exactly in the same league, but quite pleased nonetheless.

Not trapping tonight, maybe tomorrow.
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Well, the Moth Trap is ON.

Forecast NW winds 25 - 35mph, gusting 37 to 48mph. 60-90% chance of heavy rain throughout. 11C (feels like 7C) but probably a bit colder as a bit higher up and more exposed than the forecast for the nearest towns.

Will there be a moth to record come the morning? (Or a trap even?) Hoping for some mega Icelandic autumn vagrant I guess ...

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Nada here, shouldn't have bothered knowing the forecast but when I put the light on, it seemed ok.
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Looks like Nottingham has arrived at my place!
6 moths (of 6 species) over three and a half hours.
It was rather cold out there by 11:30pm. Colder tonight from the forecast. I might try running the actinic all night though just to see what happens.

(Edit- Just step outside (19:50) and it is blowing hard. Won't risk the trap in that wind).

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Won't trap tonight, absolutely pointless in this wind and as I've said before, I'm on a high, exposed spot which makes it even worse.
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Results from last night: 5 of 4

1 Large Yellow Underwing
1 Square Spot Rustic
2 Setaceous Hebrew Character
1 Lunar Underwing

0 Yanks, re-orientating Clifdens etc.

Touch milder, tad less windy and less rain tonight so we'll see ...

(11C (feels like 8C), 18mph, gusting to 29mph)
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Trapped more in hope than expectation last night, and was rewarded with a grand total of two moths! One was a Red-green Carpet on the wall, the other, in the trap, was a tick - Blair's Shoulder-knot!
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Trapped more in hope than expectation last night, and was rewarded with a grand total of two moths! One was a Red-green Carpet on the wall, the other, in the trap, was a tick - Blair's Shoulder-knot!
Usually very common here, not had a single one yet this year.
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