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Barra Moths

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Barra Moths

Post by YvonneB » 29 Aug 2016, 14:21

It was worth braving the Barra midgies on Saturday evening (27th August 2016) to set the trap at Eoligarry. The catch was reasonable considering the trap was used on battery power with a 20W blacklight. 15 species were recorded including Heath Rustic (see photo), Autumnal Rustic, Rosy Rustic, Antler, Smoky and Small Wainscots, Large Yellow Underwing and a couple of micros including Eana penziana (see photo).
Heath Rustic
Eana penziana
Sunset on Saturday night - you can't see the millions of midgies though!
Nothing quite like an al fresco fry up after a hard night's mothing :lol:

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