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another busy night

just some of the contents from one moth trap on a busy early Spring recording session in Hong Kong. Unseasonally warm weather (the minimum temp was 24°C c.f. the normal 15°C for the end of February).

In total, an estimated 250 species (well in excess of 2,000 moths) were recorded from three traps, though the actual figure is still being worked on!

Update - the figure is 325 documented species, but there are 49 specimens to curate. So probably around 350 species !!! This is totally amazing for February, although not unheard of for late March in Hong Kong.

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Uploaded on February 28, 2010