Sunday, 28 June 2015

27th June 2015

The third garden record of Ethmia quadrillella was the high point of a slightly quieter night - the last record was in 2006.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

27th June 2015

A beautiful, calm and sunny morning tempted me to put out the Hornet Clearwing pheromone lure HOR. It worked after a fashion when this smart Six-belted Clearwing showed up.

Friday, 26 June 2015

25th June 2015

I very nearly missed this Puss Moth which was sitting on a young maize plant several yards from the MV trap. Only the 3rd garden record and the first since 2009 - makes me wonder how many I've missed!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

24th June 2015

Numbers now increasing with a warm and humid night last night with just under 70 species trapped. Bordered Straw was the highlight, the first of this species recorded here since 2009.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

19th June 2015

A very slow start to the year evidenced by this being the first post. The weather has been largely cool and moth unfriendly across the country, improving just in the past few days. Pale Oak Beauty is only the second garden record, the first being back in 2004.