Saturday, 25 July 2009

24th July 2009

It's been a long wait but I finally added Black Arches to the Garden list last night with a rather battered individual to the actinic. A pyralid also trapped last night may be a first record of Trachycera suavella but separating it from the similar and common T. advenella isn't easy - there is a picture on the 'Unidentified' blog.
Edit: now confirmed as T.suavella, a photo is included below.
Overall moth numbers were well down over a much cooler night but a further four species were new for the year.

Black Arches:

Trachycera suavella:

The Magpie didn't appear at all last year:

Least Carpet hasn't been recorded since 2006:
Eucosma obumbratana was also absent last year:

Agriphila selasella:

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