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9:26AM

More Country Park Moths

Another excellent session at HCPNR resulted in 3 new species in the trap yesterday morning, and 50 + species. Pride of place goes to a Bloxworth Snout [named after the Dorset village where it was first recorded], pictured. UK Moths suggested this was very rare, but county recorder Colin Pratt tells me it is now established on the Sussex coast, though this is an important record.How quickly things change !

There were 18 Silver Y's in the trap, reflecting their current abundance, also 2 Rush Veneers and a Small Mottled Willow, migrants.

The other new species were a smart Scorched Carpet, and the small tortrix Acleris aspersana.

I've also added two new macros to my Fairlight garden list: a Least Carpet today, and a Broad Barred White  which  Jill found lurking in vegetation yesterday-you don't always need a trap...

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