|Scarce Merveille du Jour|
It was a chilly evening for our Lym Nats moth evening and thankfully those who attended were dressed for early Spring rather than for the last night of May. We had three traps running – two tripod traps and a Robinson – all with bright 125w mercury vapour lamps running off generators. The moths might have been slow appearing initially, but as the evening wore on more moths appeared, although the numbers of individuals per species were low. We ended up with 38 species including several rather special ones such as Brindled White-spot and Scarce Merveille du Jour.
Thanks to Mary Macmillan for bringing and operating the Milford Conservation Volunteers’ generator and moth trap and to Adrian for his help setting up and also during the evening. Thanks also of course to all those who came along.
Angle Shades, Brimstone, Brindled Pug, Brindled White-spot, Brown Silver-line, Brussels Lace, Buff Ermine, Buff-tip, Clay Triple-lines, Clouded Silver, Common Marbled Carpet, Common Swift, Common White Wave, Cydia fagiglandana, Double-striped Pug, Flame Shoulder, Fox Moth, Goat Moth, Gold Swift, Grass Wave, Great Prominent, Green Carpet, Light Emerald, Maiden’s Blush, Marbled Brown, Marbled White Spot, Notocelia roborana, Olethreutes arcuella, Orange Footman, Orange Swift, Pale Tussock, Peach Blossom, Pebble Hooktip, Scarce Merveille du Jour, Scoparia ambigualis, Scorched Wing, Straw Dot, Taleporia tubulosa and White Ermine.
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