A rather belated report of moths trapped last Saturday! I think the catch would have been a lot larger but, in addition, to the number of micros especially that always escape as I pot the moths, I forgot to close the trap so many more no doubt disappeared before I got round to emptying it.
A few new species for the year.
The dreaded Large Yellow Underwings have arrived - only one this week but soon there will be dozens of the things.
Hopefully, my id is right on this one - a Common Footman. Last year I got my Scarce and Common Footmen all muddled up but I've compared photos and checked the "bible" and I am pretty sure this is "Common"!
Summary of Moths Trapped Saturday, 21st July
15w Actinic Skinner Trap
Minimum Temperature 12.4 degrees centigrade
Uncertain x 18
Heart and Dart x 1
Dark Arches x 2
Silver Y x 1
Large Yellow Underwing x 1 New for Year
Garden Grass-veneer x 2
Agriphila straminella x 1
Common Footman x 1 New for Year
Cole End Park Local Nature Reserve, Coleshill.
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