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Latest moths

Post by YvonneB » 24 Aug 2016, 22:00

After getting home yesterday from a long weekend at the FSC Kindrogan Highland Butterflies and Moths course the last thing I had intended doing was put the moth trap out. But.... the wind dropped right down, the midgies came out and it looked more promising apart from the clear skies. Sometime before dawn the cloud and mist had rolled in and there were moths everywhere. 19 species plus ear and rustic spp. Highlights were Pink-barred Sallow, Northern Deep Brown Dart, Haworth's Minor and Minor Shoulder Knot. The most abundant species in the trap were Ears with 119 !

I've also added a photo of a micro at the bottom of the post which I trapped earlier this month in Lewis, It's called Rhigognostis annulatella and is possibly a first record for Lewis? (I couldn't see any other ones recorded on NBN).
Rather full egg box of moths this morning and the other boxes were like this too.
Pink-barred Sallow
Rhigognostis annulatella

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