Night of the 7th Jan 2017

Friday nights mothing cancelled again due to the persistent rain but put the trap out last night as it remained mild although misty and damp, had 5 moths 3 species.

 

2 x 70.256 [B&F: 1935] Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria)

Picture below shows quite nicely the amount of variation this species has in colour and pattern.

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2 x 49.039 [B&F: 0998] Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)

This ever present moth which I think I have had in most months throughout the year is now thoroughly naturalised, through accidental introduction in garden plants, this native of Australia was first reported in Britain from Cornwall in 1936, it has since expanded its range across most of the country, and can be abundant where it occurs.

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70.095 [B&F: 1760] Red-Green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata)

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