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BC Norfolk Feb 16
Not There has been a sighting (06/02/2020) of a Camberwell beauty in Clacton Grid ref; TM168167
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Migrant Lepidoptera Feb 4
Replying to @Longstoneobs
Indeed Mick. The promised warm air never materialised, as cold fronts pushed the air south over France.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Feb 2
Unfortunately, the warm air arriving tonight will now be pushed south over France by fronts moving in from the west. Hopefully the mild Canary winds we've experienced today have brought some moths (confidence = low!)
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 30
Replying to @stagnesnature
Perhaps, but coincides nicely with the return of the Canary airstream.
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Bob Dawson Jan 30
Moth list for year up to 9 - Rusty Dot Pearl 🙂(local-bred?). Moth trap now on - 1st time in 2020. Other moths so far: Bloxworth Snout, Mottled Umber, Double-striped Pug, Yellow V, 20-Plume, White-shouldered House Moth, Opogona omoscopa & Agonopterix heracliana
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 29
Replying to @dub_birder
Shame about the strength of the wind but hopefully something will turn up. Good luck!
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 29
Another spell of mild North African air is expected to reach the SW of the UK later tonight. It will be windy throughout so not ideal, but my pick would be Sunday night (although windy, esp. in the SW), with a pulse of warm air arriving after midnight.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 29
Replying to @dgcountryside
Sunday's a little way off, so probably best to see if anything turns up before then.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 29
Replying to @dgcountryside
Any time from tonight (far SW) until the 3rd Feb. Windy throughout, however the less windy nights are tonight & Sunday. My pick would be Sunday, perhaps late Saturday in far SW, but V. windy here.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 27
Thanks , indeed it is! Another interesting record of this recently established species.
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British Moths Jan 27
Potential second Black-spotted Chestnut for Suffolk
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 24
Air from North Africa will once again reach the UK & Ireland from 31/1, until at least 3/2. I'm slightly more hopeful this time as it's forecast to be much hotter over N. Africa & the southerly wind won't be as strong as previous mild spells
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 14
Anyone out looking for Crimson Speckled today? 😂 If only it wasn't so windy.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 12
This is the chart for Tuesday evening, with winds blowing from NW Africa to the UK. As is often the case at this time of year it will be very windy, especially on the coast. Not overly confident but 14-16 Jan has potential.
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dub birder Jan 9
New year. New house. New trapping site..no internet... ah well I've got a moth trap! After a run of blank nights singles of Silver Y on 7/1 & 8/1 - def different as the first was in the fridge when I pulled the second out this morning!
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 7
3 Silver Y (A. gamma) and 1 Udea ferrugalis (Rusty-dot) to light at The Lizard, Cornwall on 6/1.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 7
Replying to @dgcountryside
There's hope then! The winds are skirting the Portuguese coast, so hopefully any insects out in the Atlantic will be swept north
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 7
Warm tropical maritime air will see the temperature rise across the UK to 12c by this evening. Despite a very mild night ahead, I don't think conditions are suitable for insect migration from the far south.
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 2
Mild & windy today and tonight for most of England and Wales, with colder air pushing into the west by evening. Sheltered coastal and inland locations may be lucky tonight (by lucky, I mean a single common migrant species, but I guess there should be a few ocellea knocking about)
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Migrant Lepidoptera Jan 2
Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) to light in Lymington, Hants last night 1/1/20
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