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

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

21st Aug '12 .. Late summer doldrums

Nothing new in the garden for a few days despite the ideal conditions.
Plenty of brown moths that are starting to look very tired now.
The last 3 nights have seen literally thousands of Water Veneer, Acentria ephemerella, in the traps and hundreds of Horse Chestnut Leaf-miners, Cameraria ohridella.
The wine bet has almost reached "wave the white flag" levels as Capt. Trappings races away with a 15 macro species advantage.
One or two nice moths were recorded that were not so brown, but nothing to speed up the ticker.
Here's a few........

Toadflax Brocade, Calophasia lunula .. a Dells regular and very local.

Argyresthia goedartella

Beautiful Plume, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Iron Prominent, Notodonta dromedarius. Unusually well marked

Poplar Hawk-moth, Laothoe populi. 21/08/12 ..  A latecomer

Lesser Swallow Prominent, Pheosia gnoma

Nutmeg, Discestra trifolii


  1. The Nutmeg and Toadflax Brocade would get me going Trent, we dont get them here...

  2. Nutmeg is fairly common here Stewart, but T.Brocade is my gardens star ... time will tell if they are well established.
    ... I've just added 644 Borkhausenia fuscescens to the list for tonight, on my computer screen, thanks mate !