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Moths - Askernish - 3rd June 2016

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Moths - Askernish - 3rd June 2016

Post by YvonneB » 04 Jun 2016, 18:03

A good moth night and we had both traps out - the Robinson 125W MV in the back garden and the 15W Actinic in the front garden.

There was an obvious influx of Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) which is a migrant moth - over 40 in the trap this morning. I've been getting reports from friends who moth in other parts of the UK and had seen this species being reported from locations gradually further north over this week.

21 species in the trap overnight - 102 moths total, so a nice variety, including our first hawk-moth of the year - Poplar Hawk-moth. Other highlights were Broom Moth, Beautiful Brocade and one of my favourite micro moths Pleurota bicostella.
Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis)
Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)
Pleurota bicostella

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