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Wed 13th June 2018 09:39 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
An open sky so cooler conditions overnight and a heavy dew. A still morning. Nice to see Evergestis exteminalis perched on top of the apparatus but today I made quick work of emptying the trap in record time: 16 mins (5 days ago it was 2.5hrs)! New macros Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Small Yellow Wave brightened up an otherwise unremarkable emptying ceremony. The few micros I'd potted turned out to be - on closer inspection - previous encounters, until that is, the very last pot which contained Eudonia pallida. This is usually a rather nondescript moth but the markings were bright mirrors in the early light. No Dagger moths yet!! Usually here they arrive before both The Sycamore and The Miller. The latter appears to be having a good season scoring a hat-trick this morning. Perhaps the Daggers are more exact in their emergent-time synchronisation. I still find it quite extraordinary that even in counties separated by vast distances some species appear to emerge on exactly the same day of the year.