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

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

14th Aug '12 ... Nice moth brings up the 300 !

              300 ... 300 ... 300 ... 300 ... 300 ... 300 ... 300 ... 300 ... 300
Square-spotted first and membership to the 300 macro club. 

Last night was warm and humid, ideal conditions.
Plenty of moths and a nice variety.
31 species of micro, including 2, Ypsolopha scabrella, Ypsolopha sequella, Plutella xylostella, and a Juniper Webber being the highlights,  plus 15 more for the county micro recorder David Manning.

37 species of macro.
2 Old Lady and 2 Small Ranunculus were good finds.
Another 2 Yellow-barred Brindle were recorded with a single Latticed Heath and 2 Poplar Grey.
Mouse Moths are doing well this year with 2 more noted.
Spectacle, Dun-bar, Silver Y (8) were the best of the rest.



Knot Grass


  1. Your Poplar Grey looks like a Knot-grass......

  2. Yes, you're right, well spotted Trappings. Defo a Knot Grass. That's the first of the second wave of them,looks like they are about to take over from the dozens of Poplar Grey that I've had... I'd better check my photos, I may have missed an earlier one.

  3. congrats on 300. just had a week in northumberland so will post some nice pics from there of a few that are not on your garden list or mine !

  4. Cheers Andy, look forward to seeing your pics