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Sat 25th August 2007 22:56 by Bill Urwin
Talking up the Records

James McGill and I went to Portland this afternoon to see a somewhat battered specimen of Scar Bank Gem. While there we met Dave Foot and talked moths for a bit. James was bemoaning the fact that he'd had a bad year for Jersey Tiger, only 80 this year compared to the 120 of last year. Dave and I laughed, as I have had one and Dave not many more - EVER. On the way back home I told James that I probably wouldn't run a trap tonight as I had done so for four nights running and tonight looked clear and moonlit. However, on getting home I decided what the hell and set up the trap. After about five minutes something brushed past me and landed on the sheet. A Jersey Tiger!!! I potted it up and went in to show it to my wife. On returning outside, a second Jersey Tiger was sitting on the sheet. I rang James and told him to stop throwing Jersey Tigers over my wall. On returning to the sheet, a THIRD Jersey Tiger was sitting there. Spooky or what???

2430 Scar Bank Gem

Scar Bank Gem

I've really hit a purple patch at home this week. After the wonderful Great Brocade, the next night I had Sitochroa palealis along with a nice supporting cast. I also visited Dave Paull yesterday and saw some of the specimens that he has been catching in North Devon.

2255 Feathered Ranunculus BU

Feathered Ranunculus

1885 Clouded Magpie BU

Clouded Magpie

1855 Cypress Pug BU

Cypress Pug

1370 Sitochroa palealis BU

Sitochroa palealis

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