Friday, 24 December 2010

No 6 ...

Flounced Chestnut

These are common autumn moths in my garden, with 44 being trapped this year with a maximum one night count of 10 individuals on 15th September. To put this in some sort of context though, there have only ever been 118 individuals recorded in Northumberland with previous year totals throughout the county as follows - 

2010- 47 see above.
2009- 5 all also in my garden.
2008- 2
2007- 1
2006- 1
2005- 2

It seems incredible that one site can catch so many of what seems to be an unusual species in the county.... I will be interested to see if this happens in 2011.

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