Monday, 21 June 2010

20th June 2010

Not new for the year and not new for the blog but this Nemapogon cloacella netted in the garden yesterday must have just emerged and is beautifully marked:

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

14th June 2010

Found dead at the bottom of the trap, in an otherwise unremarkable catch, were two interesting micros. One I have been unable to place and is on the 'Unidentified' blog. The other was a first for the garden - Phyllonorycter nicellii.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

8th June 2010

The melanic form of Dog's Tooth is frequent in the trap here but this one at first looked more like an aberrant Bright-line Brown-eye. In the hand this moth had a rich, oily sheen which isn't apparent in the picture.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

5th June 2010

An even busier night with 243 moths of 66 species across the 2 traps. 20 species were new for the year including several that didn't show up last year and one new species was added to the garden list - Pammene aurana.

Foxglove Pug (2nd garden record):

Orange Footman (2nd garden record):

Green Silver-lines (1st since 2006):

The Shears (1st since 2006):

Scorched Wing (1st since 2007):

Saturday, 5 June 2010

4th June 2010

For the first time this year a haul of over 100 moths for the night - 165 of 42 species with 14 new for the year and one micro to be identified. Highlight of the night was a Small Elephant Hawkmoth not seen here since 2008.

Elachista canapennella: