Tuesday, 17 July 2018

16th July 2018

An extremely busy night produced 3 new species for the garden (The Phoenix, Small Ranunculus and Eudemis porphyrana) - something that seldom happens any more. A very smart Tree-lichen Beauty was new for the year as was a less showy Plain Wave.

                               The Phoenix

                               Small Ranunculus

                               Eudemis porphyrana

                               Tree-lichen Beauty

                               Plain Wave

                               Yarrow Pug

Monday, 16 July 2018

14th July 2018

Waved Black has been slowly spreading in this direction so it wasn't a complete surprise to find this one perched on the outside of the actinic trap. The Crescent was only the 4th garden record, last seen in 2012.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

10th July 2018

The trend for rarer garden moths continued on a slightly cooler night with Cochylis roseana (2nd garden record), Blackneck (3rd) and Pine Hawkmoth (5th).

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

8th July 2018

A very good night for moths seldom seen in the garden. Acrobasis repandana was last recorded in 2006 and Rhodophaea formosa in 2007. There were also 2nd garden records for Buff Footman and Lunar-spotted Pinion.

                                Acrobasis repandana

                                Rhodophaea formosa

                                Lunar-spotted Pinion

                                Buff Footman

Saturday, 30 June 2018

30th June 2018

A beautiful male Hornet Moth finally attracted to HOR lure in the garden this morning - the seventh clearwing species on the garden list.

Friday, 29 June 2018

28th June 2018

Two scarce moths for the garden were the highlight of a very busy night. The second record of Aethes tesserana is a much smarter individual than the previous one in 2015. Unfortunately the fourth record of Peach Blossom was of another rather battered moth.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

26th June 2018

Only the second garden record of Marbled White Spot was the pick of the night's catch whilst this Epinotia abbreviana is far more well marked than the ones I usually catch here.