Friday, 16 September 2016

15th September 2016

The last in a series of very warm nights and sunny days produced the first of a number of the autumn species, the third Crombrugghia distans of the year and the first Bedellia somnulentella for 10 years.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

24th August 2016

A warm and wet night produced a good crop of moths including this first for the garden Cochylis molliculana. Just the second record for Hunts.


And this Yellow Shell had me puzzling for a while:






Saturday, 6 August 2016

5th August 2016

A warmer night brought back fair numbers of moths following a couple of very poor catches. One micro was unfortunately lying dead at the bottom of the trap but was at least in identifiable condition - Bucculatrix ulmella, a new garden tick. A beautifully marked Tissue was the third garden record as was a very small (about 12mm wing span) Crombrugghia (formerly Oxyptilus) distans.




Friday, 29 July 2016

28th July 2016

The first Recurvaria nanella here for 9 years and the second garden record of Whte-line Dart were the highlights of a somewhat quieter session than over the past few days and cooler nights are forecast over the next few days.



Friday, 22 July 2016

21st July 2016

Peach Twig Borer, Anarsia lineatella, was the highlight of a very busy night with over 100 species in the traps. Looks like being the second Hunts record following one last year.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

19th July 2016

It's been a disappointing July to date with poor weather and low numbers of moths. That changed last night with warm and humid weather attracting close to 100 species to the traps with Dotted Fanfoot and Small Fan-footed Wave turning up for the first time in 4 years and a dark-phase Gypsonoma dealbana causing ID problems.




Sunday, 10 July 2016

9th July 2016

Nothing particularly rare or exciting in the traps last night as the poor weather continues - warm and muggy but with a strong wind. However several moths in the catch were the ones that make it worth getting up at 4am:

Garden Tigers
The Coronet
Peach Blossom
Not in this league but the first record here since 2009:
Plodia interpunctella