Thursday, 14 June 2018

13th June 2018

A warm but windy night reduced the overall catch but did produce the second garden record of Rosy Marbled.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

2nd June 2018

Another warm night produced slightly fewer species but two very unexpected macros. Clouded Buff is a garden first and appears to be only the 3rd record for VC31; Chamomile Shark is a second garden record but rather late for this species.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

1st June 2018

A very warm, still night produced large numbers of moths of 85 species. New for the garden is the very pretty Roeslerstammia erxlebella.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

28th May 2018

A new moth added to the garden list today with the appearance of a rather smart Cochylis nana.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

21st May 2018

A tiny plume disturbed from Hemp-agrimony turned out to be the second garden record of Adaina microdactyla.

Monday, 21 May 2018

20th May 2018

Trap results continue to be disappointing for this time of year, but hopefully the nights will start to warm up soon. Cochylis dubitana is an irregular visitor and this one, two weeks earlier than previously, is the first that has been at all photogenic.

Attracted to the actinic trap was a new insect for the garden - Dock Shieldbug.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

8th May 2018

Finally...a fine male Emperor Moth to lure this afternoon. I managed to net him during one of several fly-pasts and let him cool down for a few minutes in the fridge. When placed on a plant in the garden he stayed just long enough for a couple of photos before dashing off.