Sunday, 5 August 2012

4th August 2012

A surprisingly chilly night halved the moth count over the previous night. All the more surprising then to find a beautifully fresh Tissue - a garden first that takes the garden moth list to 750 species.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

3rd August 2012

A rather battered Small Fan-footed Wave is the first here since 2009 and a rather smarter Maple Pug was new for the year.

2nd August 2012

A cooler night led to a much reduced catch with just one moth new for the year - the second garden record of Coleophora hemerobiella.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

1st August 2012

A bit warmer again overnight - and the midges are back! A good collection of moths with another 'autumn' species appearing, Rosy Rustic. Several micros included a garden first in the form of the huge Coleophora trifolii and a very pretty form of Ostrinia nubilalis, the first recorded here since 2007 and perhaps attracted by the maize plants in the vegetable patch as much as the MV light!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

31st July 2012

After a couple of cool nights something a bit warmer and the first trapping in weeks where I haven't been overwhelmed by midges. A few new for the year including the first of the 'autumn' species - Flounced Rustic and Copper Underwing. The highlight though was the second garden record of Brachmia inornatella.