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February Moths 2021 (1 Viewer)

Farnboro John

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Put the trap out tonight, one of the tubes gave up the ghost. The other one doesn't look too clever so I've ordered two new ones from NHBS, but I'm out till they turn up. Good news is, due to the pandemic I'll be in when they arrive! 👍

John
 

Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
27/02. 1 March Moth and 1 Dotted Border.
Temperatures really dropping after 23:00. The coming days aren't looking conducive to great mothing. A shame as people locally, in more sheltered locations, have had some great moths - Black-spotted Chestnut, Dotted Chestnut, Acleris literana, Herald etc.
I live in hope, as those who don't try don't get.
 

Paul Chapman

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My Clevedon lepidoptera yearlist has limped along to 21 species as at tonight from maybe half a dozen nights' trapping and a couple of daytime sightings:-

12.027 - Case-bearing Clothes Moth
19.011 - Leek Moth
45.010 - Beautiful Plume
45.044 - Common Plume
49.039 - Light Brown Apple Moth
49.075 - Acleris umbrana
59.026 - Peacock (butterfly)
59.027 - Small Tortoiseshell (butterfly)
70.247 - Pale Brindled Beauty
70.251 - Oak Beauty
70.253 - Spring Usher
70.255 - Dotted Border
72.001 - Herald
73.069 - Early Grey
73.113- Angle Shades (caterpillar)
73.194 - Chestnut
73.195 - Dark Chestnut
73.242- Clouded Drab
73.244 - Common Quaker
73.249 - Hebrew Character
73.342 - Large Yellow Underwing (caterpillar)

Pics attached of Acleris umbrana, Oak Beauty, Herald, Spring Usher and Dotted Border.

All the best

Paul
 

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Paul Chapman

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A few more pics - Beautiful Plume, Leek Moth, Clouded Drab, Early Grey & Pale Brindled Beauty.
 

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Rubia

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
28/02. Stopped early. 4 moths. 1 March Moth, 2 Common Quaker and 1 Small Quaker.

Nice pictures Paul. I would like several of those as both lifers and garden ticks.
 

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