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

Thursday, 3 April 2014

2nd April 2014 ... Saharan Dusty Wave

Another warm evening saw moth numbers increase to 57 of 14 species.
Had to dust off the perspex sheets in the traps as a mixture of unacceptable London pollution combined with an acceptable (yeah right) level of European pollution, and just for good measure, a wave of dust from the Sahara desert joined them on a light easterly breeze covering the traps and my vehicles with a light orangey-brown coating.
The cars can wait.
Out of Africa ... my car bonnet

Trap results:-
0483 ... Epermenia chaerophyllella, x 1
0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana, x 1
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana, x 2
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla, x 9
1862 ... Double-striped Pug, x 14
1917 ... Early Thorn, x 1
2063 ... Muslin Moth, x 1, ... year first
Diaphora mendica, Muslin Moth, male
2182 ... Small Quaker, x 2
2187 ... Common Quaker, x 11
2188 ... Clouded Drab, x 6
2190 ... Hebrew Character, x 4
2243 ... Early Grey, x 2
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow, x 2
2469 ... Herald, x 1, ... year first
Scoliopteryx libatrix, The Herald

The first Hedgehog was seen snuffling around the garden last night (2nd April)

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