Thursday, 25 August 2016

24th August 2016

A warm and wet night produced a good crop of moths including this first for the garden Cochylis molliculana. Just the second record for Hunts.

And this Yellow Shell had me puzzling for a while:

Saturday, 6 August 2016

5th August 2016

A warmer night brought back fair numbers of moths following a couple of very poor catches. One micro was unfortunately lying dead at the bottom of the trap but was at least in identifiable condition - Bucculatrix ulmella, a new garden tick. A beautifully marked Tissue was the third garden record as was a very small (about 12mm wing span) Crombrugghia (formerly Oxyptilus) distans.