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#1 2016-02-01 21:17:56

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 695

Ptychoptera albimana - early date

I've just been told of a Ptychoptera albimana that has turned up in a moth trap this morning (1 Feb 2016) at Damgate Wood, Acle, Norfolk (TG403100).
Is this unusual for this species, or have the milder winters been generating other early individuals in recent years?
Thanks, Tony

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#2 2016-02-02 11:59:56

Howard Bentley
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Name: Howard Bentley
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Re: Ptychoptera albimana - early date

My earliest record, for what it's worth, is the 21st March (2012).

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#3 2016-02-02 14:33:55

johnkramer
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Name: John Kramer
From: Oadby, Leicester
Registered: 2008-02-20
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Re: Ptychoptera albimana - early date

Congratulations ! That is the new record for Ptychoptera albimana !!  Howard had the previous record from Langley in East Kent (VC15).  The only other March record was from John Dobson from Bramley Marsh, Surrey (VC 17) on 29/03/1991.  Who was the Recorder, please ??
John K

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#4 2016-02-02 18:51:37

Howard Bentley
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Re: Ptychoptera albimana - early date

Well! I've been deprived of a record I never knew I held! I concede to you, Tony, with great pleasure.

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#5 2016-02-03 02:52:13

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
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Re: Ptychoptera albimana - early date

The recorder was Martin Greenland - I'll send you his e-mail separately, John.

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#6 2016-02-04 11:20:01

johnkramer
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Name: John Kramer
From: Oadby, Leicester
Registered: 2008-02-20
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Re: Ptychoptera albimana - early date

Thanks Tony.
John

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