Friday, 27 November 2015

26th November 2015

Possibly the last mild night of the year so both traps went out. The MV came back empty but the actinic held the first Winter Moth of the year and a fine male Gem showing that there are still a few migrants about.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

August 2015

0556 Coleophora trochilella (6 & 7/08/15) 3rd and 4th garden records

1344 Eudonia mercurella (8/08/15) dark form

July 2015

0713 Agonopterix angelicella (12/07/15) 1st for garden

1047 Acleris Schalleriana (06/07/15) 1st for garden

1508 Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (10/07/15) 1st for garden

2081 White-line Dart (19/07/15) 1st for garden

June 2015

As usual I retained a number of moths over the summer for dissection by my county recorder. The result was a further 4 new species for the garden list and numerous additions to the year list.

The only moth retained in June was this rather unusually marked Pandemis cerasana - I have to admit I was hoping for something more exotic!

16th November 2015

After several nights of strong winds keeping the traps close to empty a night of lighter winds but heavy rain was forecast. Trap contents were again very low but on the wall by the 125w MV was this Mottled Umber - just the second garden record after one back in 2006.