43 macro and 25 micro species were recorded last night.
Shuttle-shaped Dart numbers have hopefully peaked as only 80 were in the 2 traps !
A Bulrush Wainscot and a Flounced Rustic were new for the year.
A very worn Toadflax Brocade was number 11 this season and another Least Yellow Underwing along with Spectacle, Straw Dot, Nutmeg, Bordered Pug, Swallow Prominent and Pebble Hook-tip the best of the rest.
A flying visit (excuse the pun) from joint County macro recorder, Andy Banthorpe, produced a new micro species for the garden.
Head down and bum up in a small patch of Yarrow he unearthed a mine and cocoon of Bucculactrix cristatella thanks Andy !
|BUCCULACTRIX CRISTATELLA cocoon on Yarrow.....Photo: Melissa Banthorpe, joint county macro recorder|
After finding leaf mines of Lyonetia clerkella on my Apple, Birch, Crab Apple, Bird Cherry and Plum trees, I eventually found the adult on the patio window and Cochylis Hybridella was also a new find.
|BULRUSH WAINSCOT f. fraterna|
376,.......214 macro, 162 micro
Another micro to add after ID from David Manning...county micro recorder.
It's one I should have tracked down myself as it is quite distinctive.
|ORTHOTELLA SPARGANELLA 470|