Migrants are still in evidence with Xylostella plutella, Diamond-back moth, and Nomophila noctuella, Rush Veneer both at the traps.
Alas no Vestal.
Redwings (birds not moths) are now passing overhead at night on their annual winter migration from Scandinavia, first heard 24th Sept.
A visit from Capt. Trappings added a couple more to the garden list after a leaf-mining session on apple, raspberry, birch and hawthorn.
The vast majority of mines were Lyonetia clerkella found on Birch, Apple, Bird-cherry, Hawthorn in epidemic proportions, occasionally found on Cotoneaster.
A reasonable estimate would be a quarter of a million or more ....
|263 ... Lyonetia clerkella mines on Apple, Bird-cherry and Birch|
One of the mines on the birch could be 301 Parornix betulae, unfortunately the larvae had vacated all of the dozen or so mines found, so ID is not conclusive.
The usual rustics, underwings, characters and pale mottled creatures are still filling the traps.
Best of the rest ...
Large Ranunculus x 4
Garden Carpet x 4
Common Marbled Carpet
Blair's Shoulder-knot x 9
Prays fraxinella, Ash Bud Moth
|449 ... Prays fraxinella ... Ash Bud Moth|
|1415 ... Orthopygia glaucinalis,... Double-striped Tabby|
Apart from most of the stuff above ....
3 x Beaded Chestnut
1 x Brown-spot Pinion ... Best year for this species since my records began in 2009
1 x Mallow ... YF
|1745 ... Mallow|
4 x Garden Carpet
2 x Common Marbled Carpet
LEAF MINES ..
0310 ... Callisto denticulella ... ( adult recorded this year)
|310 ... Callisto denticulella .. Garden Apple Slender, on Bramley Apple|
0323 ... Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae ... new for the garden, the result of planting a few Hawthorn seedlings 2 years ago.
|323 ... Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae ... Common Thorn Midget, on Hawthorn|