WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Sunday, 1 May 2011

30th April 2011...So close !

My target of 100 species before the months end just fell short last night, but it was close.
The fact that I was gorging myself, and putting up with the only ale they had on offer (Unworthingtons super chilled bitter beer, commercially produced for those who know not what they do) at a Wedding reception, meant that I was unable to carry out my half hourly patrols of the lights and traps.
This has been very productive over the weeks, but I was thrilled to return and find a STREAMER 1747 on the shed window above the 36 watt Blacklight.

Species number 99 appeared around Skinner trap #1 in the shape of this cracking LIGHT BROCADE 2157

MUSLIN MOTH 2063 minus half an antenna

One of four LIME HAWKMOTH 1979 trapped so far this year, from the previous evening

A posse of SHUTTLE-SHAPED DART 2092 ready for the release point 30th April :-

18 x Shuttle-shaped Dart

2 x Turnip Moth

Pale Mottled Willow

Pale Tussock

Brimstone Moth

Muslin Moth

Grey Dagger agg

Scalloped Hazel

Streamer *year first

Light Brocade *year first

Epiphyas postvittana

Argyrotaenia ljungiana

Pyrausta aurata

Patyedra subcinerea

99 species to date, 64 macro, 35 micro

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