Friday, 17 June 2011

Marsh Pug tracked down at last

Heysham Obs
The elusive day-flying Marsh Pug has been subject to the usual searches on two days this year but was not located until this afternoon.....and then wouldn't keep still!  Thanks Janet - you are on a 'roll' with quality day-flying moths!

Also YESTERDAY afternoon, a Burnet Companion moth was located at Middleton NR on a bank near the boundary with Ocean Edge - almost 1/2 mile from the location of the 2001 moth (thanks Steve).

Burnet moths are in various stages of development at the moment, with a adults already having emerged, yet this larva is only just ready to pupate today:

Outfalls/Ocean Edge incoming tide
Med Gull - unringed adult
Common Gull - c220
Black-headed Guill - c150