2013 photos & vids here
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:Have put male Emperor out in the sun to warm up for take-off later
Just don't put it in the freezer lol
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WendyBartter said:Bit disappointing result as forgot to set alarm to check trap early so only found a Hewbrew Character & a Shuttle-shaped Dart ... better than nowt! Have put male Emperor out in the sun to warm up for take-off later, can always put lure out again when this terrible wind drops away!
If it's windy the moths aren't around much & the almost full moon doesn't help either.
Try again tonight, wind easing but can't do much about the moon on this clear night!
Moth trap out again, much better night here & stupidly pleased to have just seen a pristine Waved Umber in the box ... if still there in morning I will try for a pic! Only one female LBAM this morning!
Minor success but lovely specimens ...
male Muslin Moth x 2
male Waved Umber
Here is my male Emperor, a bit damaged on one wing ... let him go!
Now I have first incumbent of the year ... a caterpillar found in my cold frame ... still to be ID'd
Seems quite content on a bed of Dandelion leaves
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