Early U.K. Moth - Nola confusalis

Nick Greatorex-Davies NGD at WPO.NERC.AC.UK
Fri May 9 07:11:51 EDT 1997

>On the night of 13/iv/97 I found a Nola confusalis in my trap. This
>appears to be very early especially considering the trap is in County
>Durham and 200m AMSL.
>Have there been any other early appearances of this wee beastie?

>Alan Coates

First date in the Rothamsted light trap here at Monks Wood this year was 
3 on 16th April. Not only are they early this year, but to date there have
been about 15 in the trap which I think is about double the total for the
trap since it was set up in 1974!! I have also had several at home in a
suburban garden near St Ives (Cambridgehsire), one to the kitchen
window (24th April) and at least two to my MV trap (1st May) which I
have been putting out once or twice a week since the beginning of April.

Nick Greatorex-Davies

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