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

Thursday, 22 August 2013

21st Aug 2013 ... New micros

Scrobipalpa costella, Winter Groundling ? was added to the garden list on a very humid night with a full moon on view during cloud breaks and then rain.
This may have been overlooked in the past as it is quite common nationally and in VC 30
Udea lutealis, Pale Straw Pearl, was also added as a garden first and probably overlooked previously.
Lesser Wax Moth, Achroia grisella, was a year first and only the second record for garden.
Others included Mompha propinquella, Aethes smeathmanniana and 5 x Epermenia chaerophyllella with a mass of Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer).
Of the macros, Old Lady and 3 x Centre-barred Sallow were the pick of the crop.
1426 ... Achroia grisella ... Lesser Wax Moth

819 ... Scrobipalpa costella ...
1388 ... Udea lutealis


  1. Hi Trent, Lutealis is one of my commonest moths with 709 taken so far this year....

    1. Hiya Stewart, That's a big total. They are regarded as "common" on the Beds. status, but not in my backyard. I wouldn't mind one of your Autumnal Rustics too, nice looking moth ....