Monday, 18 April 2011

Yellow-barred Brindle

Except it's pistachio green so whoever named it must have been a bit colour blind. Putting that to one side when I eventually managed to ID it I was quite pleased. Only one previous April record before this year, though I read of another earlier one elsewhere this April in addition to mine. A mere 18 county records in total and first recorded in 1977.

Yellow-barred Brindle

 Like others I also trapped my first 'normal' Water Carpet of the year a day or two back after the recent dark ones. Tom Tams has kindly loaned me a Skinner trap so I'm expecting big things in the coming weeks, it'll be interesting to see how the catches compare to my home made 'Heath Robinson' now retired to the garage on standby.

Water Carpet

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