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

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

16th May 2011...Long Gone Silver

CLEPSIS CONSIMILANA 994 (above) year first...late entry !............. Almost on its last legs, this SILVER-GROUND CARPET 1727 was a welcome addition to The Dells 2011 garden list. Only 3rd ever recorded.

VARIED CORONET 2170 another year first visitor

My first Toadflax Brocade on May 6th was only the 5th record in the county. Since then, I have recorded 5 more......Here is No. 6

PALE PROMINENT 2011....... 2nd one this year

16th May :-

12 x Heart & Dart

6 x Shuttle-shaped Dart

4 x Large Nutmeg

2 x Nutmeg

2 x Pale Mottled Willow

3 x Vine's Rustic

1 x Common Marbled Carpet

2 x Garden Carpet

1 x Silver-ground Carpet * year first

2 x Flame Shoulder

1 x Green Carpet

1 x Green Pug

1 x Pale Prominent

1 x Marbled Minor agg.

1 x Small Dusty Wave

1 x Toadflax Brocade

1 x Varied Coronet * year first

1 x Common Swift

2 x Agonopterix arenella

2 x Endrosis sarcitrella

1 x Epiblema cynosbatella

1 x Ditula angustiorana

Plus 1 micro, ID pending


148 species....104 macro, 45 micro


  1. It'd be worth looking out for local toadflax (Purple, Common, Small or Pale) - the Toadflax Brocade larvae look quite smart in the book and it must be breeding pretty close by. I hope this species follows on from the superb rapid northerly colonisation of Small Ranunculus - looking forward to the first VC55 record in my garden in the next couple of years.

  2. There's a fair bit of Toadflax in the vicinity but none in my garden, maybe some of the neighbours have it, but there are large patches of Common T growing down the brick & stone walls not too far away so I'll check for larva.
    Small Ranunculus was considered to be scarce in VC30, but last year I caught an unprecedented 17 of them, so it'll be interesting to see if they appear in numbers again this year. Check out your Buddleia flowers in a few weeks, although most of mine were caught on the walls near the traps. VC55 is less than 50 miles away as the moth flies so.......?