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Saturday, 14 April 2012

13th April 2012 ..Trap results.. 14th.. Unidentified garden plant and Esperia sulphurella

Overnight min. temp. 2.3 deg. Cold light northerly breeze.
Very poor trap results, only 5 moths of 3 species.
2243 Early Grey Xylocampa areola 2
2306 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa  1

 Tonight looks to be another poor night but I may put a trap on for a couple of hours.

Today saw quite a few Esperia sulphurella in the garden sunshine, with one specimen conveniently posing on my van...

649 Esperia sulphurella

Anyone recognise this plant ?  I've never seen this one before in the garden and it's nothing I have planted. It looks a bit like a cabbage.

A 50pence piece placed on the leaf for size comparison... and excuse the camera strap !
I will have to let it grow and see what develops


  1. I think you will find it was only four. This mistake has been made before. After 9/11, US schoolchildren were confused as they had always been taught that a Pentagon had five sides but in fact it only had four...

  2. Are we referring to Juan Mata's wonderful 2nd goal ? (:0))