Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Red Neck visits Strumpy

A cracking moth night last night with about 85 species plus a few micros still to be id'd, it was warm and overcast and saw quite a few newly emerged moths. Included in the catch were the first 5 privit Hawkmoths, Lilac beauty and reed dagger of the year.
The absolute highlight for me was the last moth, it was on the underside of the lip on my trap, a quick tap out onto my hand and a slight speed up of my heart I was holding a Red Necked Footman, a first for me and Strumpshaw, a few snaps and I had to start work, a very good start to the day, I have wanted this species for a while now!

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