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March Moths 2023 (2 Viewers)


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The first evening last night that I've caught more than a single moth so far this year; 11 Common Quakers, 2 Small Quakers, 2 Chestnuts and single Brindled Pug and Hebrew Character.

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
Only my second attempt of the year - my location is very unproductive until at least late April - but I did get two moths last night:
Common Quaker - my earliest ever by 11 days
Hebrew Character - earliest ever by 13 days
A friend nearby with a much better garden/location had 17 moths of nine species, three of which would have been lifers for me - Diurnea fagella, Acleris cristana and Oak Beauty - plus two that I have only caught once, Brindled Beauty and Oak Nycteoline.


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Went to my first session of the year at dawn at a local west London reserve. A fairly mild night but some heavy downpours.

Brindled Pug 2
Diurnea fagella 3
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 2

Earlier in the week had a Double-striped Pug in the living room!

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