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

Saturday, 31 March 2012

31st March 2012... Garden Traps

Overnight min. temp. 4.6 deg. calm, clear, cloud early a.m.
Temperatures are edging their way back down to average March this week and a cloud cover at night should halt the big drops we have seen lately. and cover the bright waxing moon.
Last nights trap results were mediocre.
A very worn Twin-spotted Quaker was found struggling in a spider web.
The first Rosemary Beetle (Chrysolina americana) of the year was found near one of the traps....

Rosemary Beetle (Chrysolina americana).
Traps tally:-
1862 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 5
2182 Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 5
2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 5
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker Orthosia munda 1
2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 1
2243 Early Grey Xylocampa areola 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 4


  1. That's a smart looking beetle - think I'll look for that one.

  2. It's common in my garden now, and can be found most of the year round.... here's a bit of guff on it :-

  3. Wow up to 38 and I was pleased with my 27! Wasn't Rosemary leaf beetle first seen around Wisley? No doubt imported on a plant somehow.

    1. Hi Jerry,
      That would be the logical explanation, brought in on imported plants from Europe.
      It certainly started from the London area in the mid 90's and in ten years it has spread northwards and may well be in Scotland by now.
      It is already viewed as a pest in the UK
      Food plants are Lavender, Sage, Thyme and obviously Rosemary.
      In my garden they are at their most numerous in August/September. Cheers,