Friday, 30 September 2011

30th September 2011

Several successive nights of warm weather have had me hoping for a migrant or two in the trap but so far no luck. Just the 4th Choreutis pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletonizer) for the county that appeared tonight made up for previous disappointment.

Friday, 9 September 2011

8th September 2011

After several nights of cold, windy, very autumnal weather things calmed down and warmed up. Three species were new for the year: a surprisingly worn Black Rustic, Frosted Orange and a very welcome Small Mottled Willow, the first here since 2006.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

2nd September 2011

A huge female Bulrush Wainscot and the first Centre-barred Sallow of the year were the highlights of a rather disappointing catch given the warm and humid conditions overnight. The number of species is quickly reducing now but numbers of particular species are rising - around 50 each of Large Yellow Underwing, Square-spot Rustic and Flounced Rustic.

Bulrush Wainscot: