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Monochroa palustrellus

After a two-week pause due to the poor weather, the garden traps been back in action. Lunar, Large and Lesser Yellow U/wing make up most of the now limited catch, as does Set’ Hebrew Character. Black Rustic, Brown-spotted Pinion and … Continue reading

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Woolpit ‘VisMig’

To coin a birding phrase, last nights seemingly unpromising clear skies delivered a classic migrant moth in the form of a single Scarce Bordered Straw. It has been eleven years since this species last graced the garden trap – in … Continue reading

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Cosmet Quest

The “Cosmets” – or to describe them more correctly, the Cosmopterigidae – are a small group of mostly black, red and silver marked micro moths. The other thing they have in common is that I’ve not seen many of them. … Continue reading

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Just about working …

.. and that includes me in this heat! The title of this post actually refers to my umpteen year old set of clearwing pheromones. Monday’s are reverting back to work at the Hadleigh office again so I took the opportunity … Continue reading

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Toadflax Brocade in Woolpit

No photo yet but I was really chuffed to find a pristine Toadflax Brocade (Calophasia lunula) in the trap this morning. This has been on my radar as a potential addition to the garden list for some time now … … Continue reading

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‘Net’ gain …

Last night in Woolpit was less quantity, more quality. Just 35 sp. noted after the overnight downpour and this morning’s Blackbird raid but I will never tire of seeing Netted Pug (pic below). Last night’s moth also continues the trend … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here …

Well, I definitely can’t compete with the latest rare moth offering from Bawdsey … but congrats to Matthew all the same. Readers of Atropos Flight Arrivals or followers of Matthew’s twitter account will know what I’m referring too! Back on … Continue reading

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Q hemidactylella

I took this Caloptilia sp’ on Wednesday night (5 April) and am guessing¬†hemidactylella. What do others think?

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Acleris cristana

Having finally got round to ordering some more 20w Wemlites I’ve had the trap out a couple of times this week. Nothing out of the ordinary to report apart from the superb Acleris cristana pictured below. This represents only the … Continue reading

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December Delight

I was a bit sceptical about running last night but a text from Matthew to say it was 12′c and thick cloud on the coast prompted me to do otherwise. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much having had blank … Continue reading

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