Monday, 25 May 2009

25th May 2009

One of my favourite moths and a regular in the garden is the longhorn Nemophora degeerella which turns up in late spring. A week or so early I netted this one this morning as it flew around a big clump of ivy.

Disturbed whilst gardening in the afternoon was the rather less attractive and rather more common Bryotropha affinis:

In the early evening another favourite appeared fluttering over the garden pond - a male Small China-mark:

A final trip around the garden before putting the trap out yielded a single Amblyptilia acanthadactyla and this Pseudargyrotoza conwagana:

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