Tuesday, 20 June 2017

19th June 2017

The series of very warm nights continues producing large catches with some unusual moths. Top of tonight's list was the second garden record of Kent Black Arches - this time a smart looking moth compared to the worn individual that showed up in 2005. There was also a 2nd garden record of Marasmarcha lunaedactyla and another Anarsia species - presumably a second innoxiella after one last year but I'll seek confirmation.

                                Kent Black Arches

                                Marasmarcha lunaedactyla

                                Anarsia sp

Monday, 19 June 2017

18th June 2017

The highlight of several nights of large catches was the 3rd garden record of Celypha rosaceana but the first to show any pink colouration - a beautiful little moth.

Friday, 2 June 2017

1st June 2017

The first really busy night of the year produced the first new moth of the year, the long-expected Clouded-bordered Brindle. This is another of those species that appear to be quite common in Huntingdonshire just not in my bit of it.