Friday, 7 June 2013

When Hawkmoths attack...

... well, not exactly, but we had what, by our standards, were a spectacular couple of catches of Poplar Hawkmoths on 4th and 5th June, three and two respectively: they're big beasts, and finding several of them in the trap is quite an experience!

Poplar Hawkmoths, 4th June

Otherwise, continued slow but steady progress: on the 5th, at least ten species (we're awaiting ID help with one) including our first Common Marbled Carpet and Buff Ermine of the year, and our first White-shouldered House-moths (two of them) ever. And last night, at least nine, again awaiting some ID, including our first ever Treble Lines.

Treble Lines, 6th June

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