Saturday, 30 June 2018

30th June 2018

A beautiful male Hornet Moth finally attracted to HOR lure in the garden this morning - the seventh clearwing species on the garden list.

Friday, 29 June 2018

28th June 2018

Two scarce moths for the garden were the highlight of a very busy night. The second record of Aethes tesserana is a much smarter individual than the previous one in 2015. Unfortunately the fourth record of Peach Blossom was of another rather battered moth.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

26th June 2018

Only the second garden record of Marbled White Spot was the pick of the night's catch whilst this Epinotia abbreviana is far more well marked than the ones I usually catch here.

25th June 2018

A stunning Pyrausta purpuralis was the pick of the night's moths even putting the first Garden Tiger of the year into the shade.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

18th June 2016

A warm and humid night led to an excellent crop of micros with two species new to the garden. I almost disposed of Celypha cespitana as just another lacunana but luckily I retained it as it appears to be a rarity in VC31. Archips crataegana is far more common but stilla welcome addition to the garden list.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

13th June 2018

A warm but windy night reduced the overall catch but did produce the second garden record of Rosy Marbled.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

2nd June 2018

Another warm night produced slightly fewer species but two very unexpected macros. Clouded Buff is a garden first and appears to be only the 3rd record for VC31; Chamomile Shark is a second garden record but rather late for this species.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

1st June 2018

A very warm, still night produced large numbers of moths of 85 species. New for the garden is the very pretty Roeslerstammia erxlebella.