Sunday, 8 January 2012

Another 'out of season' species

As the mild winter continues, unusual early records are continuing to turn up.

I recorded this V Pug last night. This moth is totally out of season the previous earliest record for the whole of north Wales is 21st March.

We've already had quite a few 'out of season' species recorded this winter, these include Pale Brindled Beauty, Dark Arches, Clouded Drab and Spring Usher, I wonder what will turn up next?

It's always worth having a trap on mild winter nights, as the records above prove, go on, give it a try!!


1 comment:

  1. Well I'm having no luck with winter trapping; in the last month I've only seen: Early Moth, Winter Moth and Mottled Umber.

    Traps out now hopefully I'll do better tonight.