Friday, 27 November 2015
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
|0713 Agonopterix angelicella (12/07/15) 1st for garden|
|1047 Acleris Schalleriana (06/07/15) 1st for garden|
|1508 Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (10/07/15) 1st for garden|
|2081 White-line Dart (19/07/15) 1st for garden|
As usual I retained a number of moths over the summer for dissection by my county recorder. The result was a further 4 new species for the garden list and numerous additions to the year list.
The only moth retained in June was this rather unusually marked Pandemis cerasana - I have to admit I was hoping for something more exotic!
After several nights of strong winds keeping the traps close to empty a night of lighter winds but heavy rain was forecast. Trap contents were again very low but on the wall by the 125w MV was this Mottled Umber - just the second garden record after one back in 2006.