Moth trap results

sandydavid sandydavid at
Sun Jun 13 12:07:49 EDT 1999

Firstly tankyou to all those who sent comments on my last set of results I
shall try to do better this time!
These are the results over a variable w/e weather wise but again
predominantly raining ( at one point the village was nearly cut off when the
river was flowing over the two bridges)

Heart&dart (Agrotis exclamationis)                                 36
Heart&club (Agrotis clavis)                                            1
Vines Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)                                3
Large yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)                    1
Pale mottled willow (Cadrina clavipalpis)                        1
Dark arches (Apamea monoglypha)                                5

Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata)                                2
Olive brindled pearl (Udea olivalis)                                   2

Little emerald (Jodis lactearia)                                        1
Garden carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)                             3
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)           1
Green pug (Chloroclystis rectangulata)                            1
Blood vein (Timandra griseata)                                       1

Common swift (Hepialus lupulinus)                                  1
smokey Wainscot (Mythimma impura impura)                1
Burnished brass (Diachristia christis)                               1

One query today I always see a lot of Heart&darts, is there some method of
working out the local population? Capture re-capture prhaps?

Oakley, Bedfordshire, UK.

PS sorry about any spelling mistakes I'm still trying to get my head around
the latin names!

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