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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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A handy tip from Keith

. This is for those who pack away traps in the dark. Last Autumn I was out on the Somerleyton Estate with a licensed bat study group. I found it odd that the most used light on their head torches … Continue reading

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