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I had another opportunity to trap moths on the SFPT reserves on 12th and 13th August, this time at Orchid Glade. Conditions were near perfect. A dry night with a less than full moon and temperature overnight around 14 degrees C. The only thing that could have improved prospects was some cloud cover. I was able to identify 15 species, 7 (maybe 8) of which were new to my SFPT (although they may have been reported by other recorders).

Angle Shades

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August Thorn

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Common Pug

Black Arches

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Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

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Coxcomb Prominent

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Lesser Swallow Prominent

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Many thanks to Jools for navigation, photography, and skilful driving.

Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa

August Thorn, Ennomos quercinaria

Mother of Pearl, Pleuoptya ruralis

Common Pug, Eupithecia vulgata

Black Arches, Lymantria monacha

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Noctua janthe

Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria

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Coxcomb Prominent, Ptilodon capucina

Lesser Swallow Prominent, Pheosia gnoma

Rustic, Hoplodrina blanda

Setaceous hebrew character Xestia c-nigrum

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Large yellow underwing Noctua pronuba

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 Micro moth, Agriphila inquinatella

The trap also attracted other species:

Sexton beetle Nicrophorus investigator

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and a leafhopper Ledra aurita

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