Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Lockdown Species Challenge - July update.

 Hello Moth-ers,

The data for July in our ‘lockdown Target species challenge’ is now in and can be viewed on our blog as well as our Facebook page. 

In general things have been pretty slow recently, but Alan Sibley from Essex who has recorded 6 of the 11 species possible and is on 9 points is well ahead of the rest of the field. His nearest challengers are  Meurig Garbutt, Julie Pearce & Mark Thomas, Stuart Thomas, Peter Williams and Douglas Boyes all on five points.

This months target species is the Leopard Moth (worth 2 points) If you've already recorded one please let me know and I'll add it to the table, thanks. 

Please note the following 'Challenge' points: 

1) That all target species will remain active in the challenge (although some may have finished their flight time), so please let me know if you record one of these at any time and I’ll update your points on the table. 

2) Also, it may well be you’ve already recorded a species before I add it to the target list, that’s fine, just let me know and I’ll add the record to the main table.

3) This challenge is open to everyone without any restrictions and you can join in whenever you like, just let me know and I'll add your name to the chart.

The target species added in previous months are (and quite a few will still be on the wing) ; -

12) Clouded Brindle (2 points)

11) Shaded broad-bar (1 point)

10) Yellow Shell (1 point)

9) Yellow-barred Brindle (1 point)

😎 Tawny Pinion (2 Points)

7) Any migrant hawk moth – this might seem rather unlikely, but it does of course include the Humming-bird Hawk-moth, so everyone will have a chance to record one of these (3 points)

6) White-marked (1 point)

5) Pine Beauty (2 points)

4) Oak Nycteoline (1 point)

3) Blossom Underwing (2 points)

2) Shoulder Stripe (1 point)

1) Small Brindled Beauty (2 points)

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