Friday, 13 August 2010

It may be dark, but still lots to see (Part 2)

After a good moth night there are always 'the odds and sods' to tidy up. As we, Doug Fairweather and myself (Doug is learning quicker than me), try to get to grips with the micro and pyrallid moths, it means we get double the enjoyment as we can add new species to the Lepidoptera list of Tophill Low NR.

The traps set overnight Friday, August 6th contained the following firsts for the site, photographed by Doug.

Trachycera advenella

Evergestis pallidata

Pammene aurita

One of the others, trapped many times before but still a rather smart insect, is Orthopygia glaucinalis

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