Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Back in the hunt

After a very pleasant week in Orkney, where mothing was made tricky by the distinct lack of darkness, I put the trap out last night for the first time since 21 June. The reward was an impressive 11 new species for the year including Lime Hawkmoth and a lovely Buff Arches along with a slightly bizarre looking Snout which had lost its snout! Lime Hawkmoth 1 NFY Elephant Hawkmoth 1 Cinnabar 1 Pale Mottled Willow 1 NFY Shuttle-shaped Dart 1 Dark Arches 10 Large Yellow Underwing 1 Double Square-spot 1 NFY Heart and Dart 1 Rustic 1 Brown Rustic 3 Riband Wave 2 NFY Common Emerald 2 NFY Heart and Club 2 Broad-barred White 1 Willow Beauty 1 Common Footman 1 NFY Peppered Moth 1 Uncertain 1 Bright line Brown Eye 1 NFY Middle-barred Minor 1 NFY The Snout 1 NFY Buff Arches 1 NFY Smoky Wainscot 1 NFY

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