Moths Found in Sheffield on 28 August 2006

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We went visiting in Sheffield where the temperature was mid-teens but the nights suffered from both rain and wind.  The catch there, over two nights, was most peculiar in that it was completely dominated by yellow underwings of all forms - Large Yellow Underwings, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings and Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings. They were like cockroaches in their abundance, forming about 90% of the catch with at least 50 in the trap each night. We did get some new finds though: thanks to Damian and PaulK for help with the IDs.

Those worth photographing were:

Others in the trap were:

Flame Carpet Copper Underwing Agg. Centre-barred Sallow Common Carpet Vine's Rustic or Uncertain Strawberry Tortrix Light Brown Apple Moth Honeysuckle Moth

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