calm, humid, cooler breeze after midnight, rain at 0400am
Best night so far with some amazing species. Yet again, over 100 Shuttle-shaped Darts were counted in the two traps.
A recce of the garden at 22.30 paid off with a White-spotted Pinion on the back wall.
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It was the micros that caused the most excitement....
A garden first Argyresthia goedartella has surely been overlooked in the past as there were large numbers present.
A year first Pandemis corylana was expected, but the big news was finding 1397a Diplopseustis perieresalis.
It is not yet official but I think there is little doubt.
Our micro recorder David Manning agrees with me but will submit it to a higher authority due to its rarity, and thanks also to Captain Trappings, to Ben Sale of Essex Moths fame, and the irrepressable Mark Skevington for backing up the ID.
If it is officially accepted, it will be just the 4th record for the UK as far as I know.
First recorded in Tresco, Scillys in 2001, then again in Exeter in 2007, with another in 2008 in Bishops Stortford,in the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire.
SO, here it is.......any comments/opinions will be most welcome...
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I like this one though. Publish and be damned....THIS HAS NOW BEEN ACCEPTED.