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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Not all moths fly at night

Pyrausta purpuralis is an attractive and reasonably common grassland micro moth. Commonly encountered in species rich grassland during day light but also attracted to light this moth was noted from a south facing grassland slope at Ponthir Reservoir today. On the water was a female teal, four coot, 26 tufted duck, and two great crested grebe

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