Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dewick's Plusia Mystery

Caught two Dewick's Plusia last night in the moth trap which suggests they are not that uncommon in this area. I caught the first record for the farm only a few weeks ago. Derek has a theory that they may be colonizing locally rather than being migrants.
Also got my specimen bottles now and been catching 30+ moths a night with the new trap- which was well worth waiting for. This Barred Sallow (pic 3) was one of my favourites.

1 comment:

Peter Alfrey said...

Caught another 2 of these on evening of 20th September- they must be fairly common round here. Derek reckons the only discovered colony in England- if they have colonised locally.