Saturday, 30 June 2018
Friday, 29 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
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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
Sunday, 3 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.