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Spurred on by a comment on the Birdforum butterfly ID pages, we've decided to continue trapping whenever the weather allows during the autumn/winter months. It is, in any case, a very extended summer this year with the temperatures in the early teens of Celsius last night. We didn't expect a large catch, but we hoped for new varieties and this we certainly achieved. In fact, the only two moths in the trap that we had seen before were a worn Large Yellow Underwing and another Underwing which was too worn to sensibly identify.
Otherwise there were eight occupants representing three
species new to us. Most impressive was the Green-brindled
Crescent with its beautiful imitation of a lichen-ridden piece of
bark. This was followed by The Satellite with
its delicate spots. Finally there were four Barred