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

Sunday, 12 June 2011

9/10/11th June 2011 ...Garden update plus

The cold June continues, down to 5 degrees last night, with rain. Bedfordshire has been declared an official drought county along with 4 others, but looking out of the window today I'm thinking it will soon be "undroughted"
Spent a chilly night on the old heath at the RSPB headquarters at The Lodge, Sandy organised by Mr Steve Blain.
Areas were allocated to the bunch of intrepid trappers to set up their lights, beer tents, BBQ's and generator powered music decks, (^_*).
Despite the cold, some interesting species were trapped/potted, including the expected True Lovers Knot plus some rare micros.
The full list will be published soon.
As for the garden... no regular patrolling due to The Lodge night (9th), birthday celebrations (10th) and cold, wet conditions/visitors (11th) so numbers recorded were down.
Thursday 9th..... a SHORT-CLOAKED MOTH 2077 was added to the garden year list. Friday 10th.... EUCOSMA CANA 1201 was a garden first Frday 10th...A pair of first for year LIGHT ARCHES 2322 Saturday 11th... OEGOCONIA CARADJAI 871a ...the rare one of the three. This one will be gen checked to be 100% sure, but our micro man seems to like it. I know he is a busy man at the mo, so I'll mention the gen det. later ! 9th June
3 x Willow Beauty

4 x Common Footman

3 x Garden Carpet

1 x Short-cloaked Moth * year first

1 x Uncertain

1 x Buff Ermine

3 x Dark Arches

19 x Heart & Dart

2 x Eurrhypara hortulata (Small Magpie)

1 x Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix)


10th June

2 x Garden Carpet

2 x Willow Beauty

14 x Heart & Dart

1 x Elephant Hawk-moth

4 x Uncertain

1 x Peppered Moth

1 x The Snout

1 x Privet Hawk-moth

1 x Riband Wave

2 x Marbled Minor agg.

1 x The Flame

6 x Dark Arches

2 x Light Arches * year first

3 x Large Nutmeg

1 x Udea olivalis

1 x Eurrhypara hortulata (Small Magpie)

1 x Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth)

1 x Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth)

1 x Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House-moth)

1 x Emmelina monodactyla

1 x Eucosma cana * garden first


June 11th

1 x Treble Brown Spot ***

1 x Yellow Shell ***

1 x Small Dusty Wave ***

*** Netted by day, courtesy of Keely & Louie

1 x Enarmia formosana ***

*** Potted by Captain Trappings (he let all the "new species" go and kept quiet about it...the wine bet continues !)

3 x Willow Beauty

1 x Common Footman

2 x Garden Carpet

1 x Bright-line Brown-eye

1 x Brimstone Moth

1 x Sycamore

13 x Heart & Dart

1 x Dark Arches

1 x Iron Prominent

5 x Uncertain

1 x Double-striped Pug

1 x Common/Grey Pug

2 x Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth)

1 x Oegoconia caradjai * garden first... TBC

1 x Homoeosoma sinuella

1 x Blastobasis lacticolella

1 x Platyedra subcinerea

1 x Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth)

1 x Celypha striana

Garden running total :-

236 species.....143 macro, 93 micro

The wine bet:-

Trent Duval.......................236 species

Captain Trappings...........228 species.

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