We had a good trapping session this week, with 17 species in one night (and that’s just the moths!). Numbers are certainly starting to improve and the quakers and pugs are out in force. The micros are starting to gather in number as well, which makes for some extra pondering over their ID and adds to the challenge (and fun) of it all! We’ve added a couple of new species to our site list this year – Caloptilia semifascia and Dotted Chestnut, which appears to be expanding its range in this area. Some of the species from the trap this week were:
We’re on a total of 36 species now (31 moths + 5 butterflies).