Wednesday, 25 July 2018

24th July 2018

An influx of male Oak Processionary moths seems to be underway with several recorded in Cambs VC29. There were two here, one in each of the traps, perhaps the second and third county records after one in 2012. In addition a Dusky Thorn was new to the garden.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

16th July 2018

An extremely busy night produced 3 new species for the garden (The Phoenix, Small Ranunculus and Eudemis porphyrana) - something that seldom happens any more. A very smart Tree-lichen Beauty was new for the year as was a less showy Plain Wave.

                               The Phoenix

                               Small Ranunculus

                               Eudemis porphyrana

                               Tree-lichen Beauty

                               Plain Wave

                               Yarrow Pug

Monday, 16 July 2018

14th July 2018

Waved Black has been slowly spreading in this direction so it wasn't a complete surprise to find this one perched on the outside of the actinic trap. The Crescent was only the 4th garden record, last seen in 2012.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

10th July 2018

The trend for rarer garden moths continued on a slightly cooler night with Cochylis roseana (2nd garden record), Blackneck (3rd) and Pine Hawkmoth (5th).

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

8th July 2018

A very good night for moths seldom seen in the garden. Acrobasis repandana was last recorded in 2006 and Rhodophaea formosa in 2007. There were also 2nd garden records for Buff Footman and Lunar-spotted Pinion.

                                Acrobasis repandana

                                Rhodophaea formosa

                                Lunar-spotted Pinion

                                Buff Footman