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An excellent Night

Postby melbellingham on Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:41 pm

An excellent trap last night (07/10/21 min temp. 13.5deg. C) with 3 Merveille du Jour NFY and a dark form Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis, my second record of the year.

Also recorded were Barred Sallow 3, Green-brindled Crescent 3, Brindled Green, Blair’s Shoulder-knot 2. Angle Shades. Common Marbled Carpet 7, Red-green Carpet 6, Tachystola acroxantha 22, Light Brown Apple Moth 2, Eudonia angustea and Phyllonorycter messaniella 2.

Merveille du Jour - 2021 10 07.jpg
Merveille du Jour - 2021 10 07

Box-tree Moth - 2021 10 07.jpg
Box-tree Moth - 2021 10 07

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Re: An excellent Night

Postby PaulHopkins on Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:03 pm

I’ve just started to get the large numbers of Tachystola acroxantha that I’ve seen in your reports, Mel. I’ve had 20+ counts twice in October now, previously half a dozen or so was the most. Seems to be doing very well in our neck of the woods!

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Re: An excellent Night

Postby melbellingham on Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:29 am

Hi Paul,

Tachystola acroxantha is by far my most common micro in the garden and in some years my second most common moth recorded. Beaten only by everyone's favourite Large Yellow Underwing.

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Re: An excellent Night

Postby melbellingham on Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:31 pm

,,,,,,,and now a third garden record for the year of Box-tree Moth.

Box-tree Moth - Cydalima perspectalis - 2021 10 17.jpg
Box-tree Moth - 2021 10 17

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