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

Monday, 17 September 2012

16th September 2012 ... Sedums and traps results

I have a well established Sedum in the garden which is a superb source of nectar for a variety of insects at a time when the Buddleia and Lavenders are past their best.
During the day it is covered with bees, hoverflies and butterflies and at night it hosts an array of nocturnal feeders.
There are hundreds of varieties, and with careful selection, you can have them flowering from July through to October.
Here is a link to the Royal Horticultural society sedum variety trials.
http://www.rhs.org.uk/getattachment/3f6b5c23-913c-4289-9b59-07854da6e280/Herbaceous-Sedums.aspx

 Height and spread...2 ft/600mm. Sedum spectabile "Autumn Joy". This is a two year old plant growing under one of my apple trees

Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) were found feeding last night, along with Lesser and Large Yellow Underwings
On the minus side, Vine Weevils are also partial to a sip of Sedum nectar.
A big plus is the bees during the day



I will certainly be planting more of these with the aim of broadening the flowering season.......

Last nights traps :-
  1 .. 0263 .. Apple Leaf Miner,Lyonetia clerkella, dark form
  1 .. 0647 .. Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella
  2 .. 0648 .. White-shouldered House Moth, Endrosis sarcitrella
  2 .. 0998 .. Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana
  2 .. 1048 .. Garden Rose Tortrix, Acleris variegana


  1 .. 1497 .. Beautiful Plume, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
20+. 1524 .. Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla

  2 .. 0015 .. Orange Swift
  2 .. 1728 .. Garden Carpet
  1 .. 1764 .. Common Marbled Carpet
  1 .. 1816 .. Toadflax Pug
  1 .. 1862 .. Double-striped Pug
  1 .. 1906 .. Brimstone Moth
  1 .. 1914 .. Dusky Thorn


  3 .. 1916 .. Light Emerald
  4 .. 1937 .. Willow Berauty
70 .. 2107 .. Large Yellow Underwing
16 .. 2109 .. Lesser Yellow Underwing
  1 .. 2110 .. Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
36 .. 2126 .. Setaceous Hebrew Character
  4 .. 2134 .. Square-spot Rustic
  3 .. 2199 .. Common Wainscot
  1 .. 2270 .. Lunar Underwing, year first


  1 .. 2293 .. Marbled Beauty
  1 .. 2306 .. Angle Shades
  4 .. 2353 .. Flounced Rustic
  8 .. 2384 .. Vine's Rustic
  6 .. 2389 .. Pale Mottled Willow
  1 .. 2477 .. Snout



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