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Does any one else think that many of the early year moth species are scarce this year. A trap (in moderately decent conditions in woodland) last night produced 0 Orthoisa species and no diurnea fagella, whereas in previous years there would be decent numbers of these.
I had speculated that with bud burst on trees being late last year (due to the very dry conditions early on) that these species which have caterpillars feeding on early growth would suffer.
But I'm conscious of confirmation bias, so has anyone else noted this pattern this year?