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Monday, 22 June 2009

21/6/09: A modicum of moths

Starting to make some headway on moth identification . More usage for my 'Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland' by Townsend and Waring (British Wildlife Publishing) as three new records for my garden have turned up in the past two nights, all at lit windows. Fortunately they were all fairly distinctive, and were not one of those brown jobs with two oval and two kidney/x-shaped marks which to the novice look all too similar to one another.

Tonight: - 1x Varied Coronet (Hadena compta) , an attractively marbled species in blackish and white, common in the south and south east, and 1 x Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria).

Yesterday night: - 1 x Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis).

I had a look at Japanese Honeysuckle and Hebe flowers by (wind-up) torchlight, but no sign of anything feeding on them.

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