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Thu 12th May 2011 17:35 by Ben Sale
Field Trip - Parndon Wood - Wednesday night
Had a terrific night at Parndon Wood last night with 2 possibly 3 new species for me, also my second sighting of Poplar Lutestring, an extremely local moth and one I had a lttle later on in the year in 2010. This still is the only sight where I have recorded this moth.

It was nice to see 2 Ptycholoma lecheana, a very striking species of Tortricidae

The weather was indeed against me again, with clearing skies and a drop from 14c last night at 10pm to 7c this morning, agai this probably affected the numbers.

I too hark what Mary is saying, I have heard a lot of Cuckoo's whilst out fishing lately.

11/05/11 - Parndon Wood - 125w MV Robinson Trap + 22w hanging Actinic with vertical and horizontal white sheets.

Macro Moths

1x Poplar Lutestring 4x Green Silver-lines 12x Pale Tussock 13x Orange Footman 6x Pale Oak Beauty 2x Light Emerald 6x Brindled White-spot 2x Scorched Carpet 4x Scorched Wing 1x Common White Wave 1x Treble Lines 1x Knot Grass 1x Mottled Pug 14x Common Swift 1x Muslin Moth

Micro Moths

1x Capua vulgana [NEW] 2x Ptycholoma lecheana [NEW] 1x Esperia sulphurella 1x Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella 2x Cnephasia sp. 1x Incurvaria masculella 4x Incurvaria oehlmanniella 1x Deltaornix torquillella 1x Nematopogon swammerdamella

Poplar Lutestring 2 Copyright: Ben Sale Common White Wave 2 Copyright: Ben Sale Capua vulgana Copyright: Ben Sale Ptycholoma lecheana Copyright: Ben Sale



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