A good moth trapping session

Last night ticked all the boxes for a decent catch: warm day, night becoming overcast, calm, and it’s July, so I put the Robinson trap out in the Country Park NR with some anticipation.

This morning I was rewarded with lots of moths in and around the trap, a total of 51 species, the most I’ve had so far. Amongst  these were two new species for HCPNR: Rivulet and the tortrix moth Cochylis hybridella., more showy species included the attractive  Buff Arches, Scorched Wing and the spectacular Swallow-tailed Moth, the latter somehow managing to hide underneath the trap.

 

 

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