Monday, 23 June 2014

22nd June 2014

The first Angle-barred Pug for the garden was the highlight of a very good night and appears to be the first VC31 record since 1974. Pempeliella dilutella was the second garden record following one in 2006 and Dark Spectacle the 3rd, with one last year and one in 2008.


Saturday, 14 June 2014

13th June 2014

A very busy night last night with nearly 400 moths of 90 species across the two traps. Highlights were the second garden records of the huge tortrix Epiblema grandaevana ad Red-necked Footman.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

31st May 2014

208 moths of 58 species is easily the best haul of the year to date with several species new for the year. Elephant Hawkmoth, Middle-barred Minor, Beautiful China-mark, Eucosma cana and Hedya nubiferana are all annual. A very early Bordered Sallow was the first here for 3 years and I haven't seen Sloe Pug since 2008.