Early U.K. Moth - Nola confusalis

Andrew Renshaw rensa28 at wildnet.co.uk
Sat May 10 03:44:18 EDT 1997

Dear Alan,

I was in willington for two years and I wonder if we know each

I did most of my collecting in Willington by MV and up the dale.

Interested to hear from you.

rensa28 at wildnet.co.uk

On Fri, 09 May 1997 11:11:51 +0000, Nick Greatorex-Davies
<NGD at WPO.NERC.AC.UK> wrote:

>>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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