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 Post subject: North Essex coast.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Hi all, I trapped on Fri/Sat evening despite very heavy rain, i got 2 Cypress Carpets which were a first for me [In Britain], the trap was full to bursting point with the usual July Moths, 35 Heart and Club, 22 Heart and Dart, 5 Privet HM, I each of Elephant, Eyed and Poplar Hawks being the pic.
I had this in the trap which was not immediately obvious, Dusky Brocade perhaps?
I took a short video of a Cosmopterix zieglerella, it shows how they behave very well.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21034400@N ... hotostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21034400@N ... hotostream
Steve.


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 Post subject: Re: North Essex coast.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Looks likely, Steve

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 Post subject: Re: North Essex coast.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:29 am 
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What a great video Steve - what erratic behaviour. Do they move like that the whole time or do they take a breather? :lol: Wonder what they are actually doing, scenting perhaps? Jean & Graham


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 Post subject: Re: North Essex coast.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Thanks Mike, Jean, to be honest i have no idea what the Moth is up to, i have observed 3 on the same leaf and they all do exactly the same.


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 Post subject: Re: North Essex coast.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:57 am 
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Graham said that they are getting 'high' on something the leaf is giving off - like glue sniffing :lol: :lol: Jean


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