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SMG Leaf miner day Sunday 22nd October 2017 – Reydon wood.

The leaf miner recording day has now been fully finalized. It will be on the 22nd October at Reydon wood, a site the group visited for an evening recording session earlier this year. Meet at TM480788 (car park along lane) … Continue reading

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Box Tree moth arrives at IGC.

I trapped a typical form Box Tree moth Cydalima perspectalis last night (7th September) in my garden MV. My first site record of this species and I’m sure it won’t be the last going on the sightings of this moth … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group meeting 2nd September – Tunstall common.

5 moth-ers attended this meeting, the last ‘official’ evening event for the year. Conditions didn’t look too promising, with some heavy showers in the afternoon followed by clear skies for the evening. 4 traps (1 actinic) were put out around … Continue reading

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Tunstall Common this weekend.

This weekend’s meeting, the last ‘official’ Suffolk group evening event this year will take place on Saturday night – showers forecast Friday late afternoon hence why not that night. Meeting time is 7.30pm. Can’t see that it will be a … Continue reading

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IGC August – summer ends all too quick.

August has primarily been a disappointing month at IGC for moths. The start of the month saw a massive decline in catches due to poor weather. On top of this some work and family commitments reduced trapping opportunities. Moth numbers … Continue reading

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SMG Meeting Hen reedbeds 19th August – a triple WEM-y surprise!

10 moth-ers met up to do some recording at Hen reedbeds, a Suffolk trust reserve. As you would expect the main habitat is reedbed, with areas of wet woodland and more saline habitat close by. 11 traps (5 actinics) were … Continue reading

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Tunstall common meeting next weekend 25th/26th August – postponed.

The field meeting at Tunstall common has been postponed till the following weekend – 1st/2nd September. Same meeting place but earlier time of 7.30pm. Most of the group will be away next weekend hence why it has been re-scheduled. There … Continue reading

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Latticed heath arrival.

35 Latticed heath in/on my traps this morning, a higher than normal number suggesting immigration or local emergence. Anyone else notice this? Neil

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Hen reedbed meeting – Saturday night

The weather is still looking better for Saturday night so the meeting to Hen reedbeds will go ahead then. Neil

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Suffolk group meeting – Hen reedbeds.

After a break the meetings programme continues this weekend with a visit to Hen reedbeds. Meet in car park TM471771 at 8pm. Looking at the moment as if Saturday is going to be the better night with a strong breeze … Continue reading

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