re hornets and Noctua pronuba (UK)

Martin Honey M.Honey at
Thu Jan 21 08:28:27 EST 1999

Dear All

Just to add some information relevant to these two recent threads, both of
which appear in the most recent (ie received today) issue of the
Entomologist's Gazzette (vol. 50: 33-38 and 68-69).

One is an article on a possible migration of Noctua pronuba that took place
on the night of 20.vii.1996 in Cornwall (UK) when an estimated 8-10000
specimens were recorded in just one moth trap, plus numerous others dead on
the sea.

The other, by the same author, is a note on the attraction of hornets
(Vespa crabro) to a garden light trap - a total of 286 being recorded
during October 1998.

Martin R. Honey CBiol MIBiol, Linnaean Butterfly Project
Biodiversity Division, Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD, Great Britain
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