Saturday, 31 October 2015

30th October 2015

A very late purple patch for me at the end of a largely uneventful mothing season. This fresh Dewick's Plusia was in the MV trap this morning with just half a dozen other moths. Looks like it might be an addition to the county list.

Friday, 30 October 2015

28th October 2015

A very poor night with just 6 moths across 2 traps. Happily this Merveille du Jour was one of them - the first record here since 2011.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

26th October 2015

From the wing-shape this would appear to be a poorly marked Pale-lemon Sallow and has been retained for the county recorder to confirm the ID. If I'm correct then this would be just the 3rd garden record of this species and the first since 2006.

Update: confirmed by gen det as female Brick

Sunday, 25 October 2015

25th October 2015

For various reasons I've hardly put the trap out this autumn so a fresh Duponchelia fovealis flying around in the house earlier today was a huge surprise. A first for the garden it also appears to be just the second record for the vice-county after one in 2013.