WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Small Marbled is added to Bedfordshire VC30

The first record of Small Marbled for VC 30 landed in my Biggleswade garden on the 4th July, followed 24 hrs later by a second, caught by Andy Grimsey in his Luton trap.
The Biggleswade moth (top photo) was quite worn but the Luton moth, shown below, was almost pristine (photograph: Andy Grimsey)

Small Marbled

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Obscure Wainscot

New for The Dells 30th June '17

Monday, 28 November 2016

Birch mines add two new species

Two new micro moths were added to the garden species list bringing the total to 361.
Both mines found on the few yellow Birch leaves still hanging on the tree so were quite easy to spot.
Stigmella luteella and Stigmella sakhanilella, both ID'd by A. Banthorpe, VC30 joint recorder
Stigmella luteella mine on Birch
Stigmella sakhalinella

Monday, 10 October 2016

10th Oct 2016 ...Another new micro for The Dells

My recently acquired Hazel seedlings accounted for micro species no. 359
If you plant the right trees and shrubs they will come !
BF 75 Stigmella floslactella leaf mine
Stigmella floslactella ... ID confirmation A.and M. Banthorpe Beds County recorders