Wednesday, 6 July 2011

5th July 2011

With heavy rain forecast throughout the night I very nearly didn't put the traps out - in which case I would have missed several year firsts and two garden firsts, one of which was a superb Striped Hawkmoth. This is just the 5th record for the county.

The other garden first was one of the easier torts to identify - it's the first tort illustrated on the UKMoths website - Phtheochroa inopiana:

Another probable migrant, and the first garden record since 2005, was a rather worn Evergestis extimalis:

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