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Pete Gordon trapped an Oak Nycteoline in his Nethybridge garden,
only the 5th VC record for the species and the first since 2015.|
||Two male Orang-tips were
seen on the wing near Blacksboat.
The first Peacock butterfly of the year I've spotted in Aviemore.|
||Carol Armour & Neil
Sutherland spotted a Comma by the Spey near Blacksboat.
Hilary Swift found a total of 9 female and 2 male Rannoch Brindled
Beauties on large, erratic boulders on moorland near the west end of
Loch Laggan. Now we know where they go when there are no
||Mike Taylor trapped this
smart Twin-spotted Quaker in his Boat of Garten garden. This
is a first for VC95 and a good start to the year.
Two female and one male Rannoch Brindled Beauty moths were seen by
Pete Moore and Hilary Swift near Nethybridge. Thanks to
Stewart Taylor for the tip-off!|
||In his 2nd trap of the year
in VC105, Barry Blake was pleasantly surprised to find a single moth
that turned out to be an Oak Beauty, only the 2nd record north of
Lochaber, but a first for VC105. As ever, thanks to Roy
Leverton for identification advice.
A Small Tortoiseshell was seen at Hopeman Harbour.|
||A Small Tortoiseshell
turned up in my house in Aviemore today. It is now continuing
hibernation in the garage.