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

Sunday, 7 August 2011

6th Aug 2011....Another reed species

Overnight min temp. 10.2 deg, windy
Much cooler than of late with a niggling wind so numbers were down.
A mere 34 Shuttle-shaped Darts cluttered up the traps with a dozen Turnip Moths.
A Broad-barred White was a nice find as was my second Tawny Speckled Pug of the sub species fulvata  with the red wing patches for easy I.D.
Two more pugs rolled up which I will illustrate below....
 The one above is definitely DOUBLE-STRIPED PUG but the one below, which is about the same size looks to have a different wing shape, although the markings suggest it is another D.S. Pug
Only 6 micros were found in the traps and the walls went patrol-less last night due to company and wine,
However, a year first garden micro was discovered during the morning trap inspection through bleary eyes. 1329 Donacaula forficella
 Yet another reed feeding species and I can only think they are coming from the fairly nearby River Ivel which is lined with reeds along its route through Biggleswade.

378 species.....214 macro, 164 micro
I am ahead in the all important wine bet. But that crafty bugger has a few micros stashed away in his fridge ready for the recorder !


  1. You're already ahead- so stop trying to string a Maple Pug!
    Updates to my list to follow..........

  2. Dont worry Matt, its a Double Striped...

  3. I bet you're glad he doesn't live near you Stewart!- more string than a tramps belt!;^)

  4. I take it that little "wing job" with the nail scissors didn't work then ?