Still warm albeit windy, which possibly helps my garden tally with a few blow-ins.
Another good night in and around the traps with 33 moths of 13 species.
Caloptilia rufipennella was a good spot on the trap.
I'm wondering about the vernacular I've seen used for this moth ... Small Red Slender.
I'm all for a simple common vernacular, at least you wouldn't hear numerous pronunciations of Latin for the majority of micro moths. (and wonder who is right).
Ideally there should be both Latin and vernacular in common usage, as in the macro moths. You can't go wrong with Small Red Slender, although it does imply that there is a bigger Red Slender on the loose, so why not just Red Slender ? Or is there a Red Slender that I haven't noticed ?
I'm sure I've said nothing here that hasn't been discussed several times in the past so here is last nights catch....
0284 .. Small Red Slender, Caloptilia rufipennella. (1) YF (pictured below)
|284 ... Caloptilia rufipennella|
0688 .. Common Flat-body, Agonopterix heracliana. (1)
0695 .. Brown-spot Flat-body, Agonopterix alstromeriana. (1) YF (below)
|695 .. Agonopterix alstromeriana|
|1497 .. Amblyptilia acanthadactyla|
1524 .. Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla. (11)
1862 .. Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
1917 .. Early Thorn, Selenia dentaria. (1) YF (below)
|1917 .. Early Thorn ... Selenia dentaria|
2139 .. Red Chestnut, Cerastis rubricosa, (1)
2187 .. Common Quaker, Orthosia cerasi. (5)
2188 .. Clouded Drab, Orthosia incerta. (1)
2190 .. Hebrew Character, Orthosia gothica. (2)
2243 .. Early Grey, Xylocampa areola. (1)