Sunday, 19 July 2015

18th July 2015

Small Dotted Buff was the first here since 2011 and was the best of a large catch overnight.A slightly worn Agapeta zoegana was also the first record here for 4 years. Silky Wainscot and Oak Hook-tip are both annual in small numbers.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

11th July 2015

The 3rd and 4th garden records of Small Mottled Willow were the only moths of note on a very damp and busy night.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

10th July 2015

A new moth for the garden in the form of Gypsonoma oppressana, the second garden record of Cydia fagiglandana and the third of Scarce Silver-lines. Not a bad night!

Monday, 6 July 2015

4th July 2015

A very warm night so a two very busy moth traps. Top of the catch list were the 3rd garden records of Red-necked Footman and of one of my favourite moths, Large Emerald. Scoparia basistrigalis is an uncommon visitor here and it's even rarer to get a well marked individual.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

3rd July 2015

A very stormy night left both traps drenched but with a good number of moths. The second garden record of Brown Silver-line was the highlight.

Friday, 3 July 2015

1st July 2015

Aethes tesserana has been a long awaited addition to the garden list as I have netted it locally on a few occasions. As is always the way, the one I do eventually catch is a rather worn specimen. First new garden record of the year.