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Herringfleet Hills 3rd June

Brian and I ran 9 traps in light fog conditions from the start. My target of 130 species proved to be wildly optimistic, although it had some foundation with past years, even then there had also been much poorer results … Continue reading

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Adela cuprella

I found this species today at Warren Carr Blundeston. I have been out specially for the species before with no luck, but chanced upon it today because as it was so windy the moths were on and around Sallow catkins … Continue reading

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Monk’s Hole/Scale Marsh 7th April

AllanĀ  joined Brian and I for my first moth trapping of the year. The habitat being good marshland/woodland both wet and dry with lots of birch pine and oak and lots of fallen timber. It so happens that in 2015 … Continue reading

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October in Bradwell

Five nights trapped this month. Some findings different than those further south with Lunar Under-wing and Beaded Chestnut having a good season here after a couple of not so good years for the former. I’m glad Raymond mentioned Cypress Carpet … Continue reading

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September moths

I trapped on six nights starting with the 4th and 48 species. Nothing too unexpected. Most moth species enjoying a very good year here. Latticed Heath turned up on many more nights than normal including this night along with September … Continue reading

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Post 7/7 anticlimax

Since North Cove the mothing has become much more lacklustre. The trap I ran at home on that night had 78 species whereas on the 17th four traps only had 80sp although two of those were new to me being; … Continue reading

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irecord v Mapmate

Does anyone use irecord. Is it better/easier than using mapmate. Or is it not as good?

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Quadra fest 2017

Allan Eaton from Kessingland joined Brian and I as we returned to the Ashby site on 2nd July where in 2014 we had 6 and then 45 Four-spotted Footman, Lithosia quadra. In the last two years we had proven the … Continue reading

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Rose Gold

Prospects were looking good Thursday evening when I arrived in perfect conditions at the old Brickworks site at Somerleyton. It sits on top of what would have been a former cliff I suppose and it now towers over Somerleyton marina. … Continue reading

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Herringfleet Marshes 22nd June

Brian and I trapped with 3 generators and at least 9 lights hoping for Obscure Wainscot. With distant lights being ours we did a lot of walking having spanned something like 3/4 km of marshland and tracks. 169 species and … Continue reading

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