WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 354, Micros 362, Total 716

Thursday, 30 May 2013

29th May 2013 ... Any old Iron

... Prominent that is.
2000 ... Iron Prominent ... Notodonta dromedarius
Two additions to the garden year list, Iron Prominent and Lime-speck Pug

1825 ... Lime-speck Pug ... Eupithecia centaureata

Nutmeg, another regular ....

2145 ... The Nutmeg ... Dicestra trifolii
29th May Catch results ...
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... Brown House-moth ... 1
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 2
0964 ... Cochylis dubitana ... Little Conch ... 1
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 2
1724 ... Red Twin-spot Carpet ... Xanthorhoe spadicearia
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 3
1825 ... Lime-speck Pug ... Eupithecia centaureata ... 1 ... YF
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 2
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ... 3
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 1
2000 ... Iron Prominent ... Notodonta dromedarius ... 1 ... YF
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ...7
2145 ... The Nutmeg ... Dicestra trifolii ... 1
2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola ... 1
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens ... 2
2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... Hoplodrina ambigua

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

28th May 2013 ... Grey Areas

The unexpected break in the rain couldn't have come at a better time.
Heavily overcast and holding at 10 degrees all night with just the lightest of drizzly rain on occasions.
The Grey moths put in an appearance with Sycamore, Poplar Grey and Grey Dagger (agg)

Another grey area, is separating The Uncertain, The Rustic and Vine's Rustic, moreso around late june when they are all abundant.
The two examples caught last night ( below ) are Vine's Rustic and show a variation in background colour....... but in a couple of weeks time or so Uncertains and Rustics will be heading for a trap near you.
2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... Hoplodrina ambigua

2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... Hoplodrina ambigua

Varied Coronet and Triple-barred Argent (Argyresthia trifasciata) were added to the year list, but the best addition of the night was Chinese Character, which is uncommon in my garden and was not seen last year.
All in all, it was a good night with a nice variety of species ....

409a ... Argyresthia trifasciata ... Triple-barred Argent ... 1 ... YF
409a ... Argyresthia trifasciata

0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House Moth ... 2
0893 ... Mompha epilobiella ... Common Cosmet ... 1
0986 ... Syndemis musculana ... Dark-barred Tortrix ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 1
1651 ... Chinese Character ... Cilix glaucata ... 1 ... YF
1651 ... Chinese Character ... Cilix glaucata

1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 2
1883 ... Yellow-barred Brindle ... Acasis viretata ... 2
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ... 2
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 1
1936 ... Waved Umber ... Menophra abruptaria ... 1
1979 ... Lime Hawk-moth ... Mimas tiliae ... 1
2069 ... Cinnabar ... Tyria jacobaeae ... 1
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 6
2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye ... Laconobia olacea ... 1
2170 ... Varied Coronet ... Hadena compta ... 1 ... YF
2170... Varied Coronet ... Hadena compta

2278 ... Poplar Grey ... Acronicta megacephala ... 1 ...YF
2278 ... Poplar Grey ... Acronicta megacephala

2279 ... Sycamore ... Acronicta aceris ... 2 ... YF
2279 ... The Sycamore ... Acronicta aceris .. Dark and light examples.

2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... Acronicta tridens/psi ... 1
2306 ... Angle Shades ... Phlogophora meticulosa ... 1
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens ... 2
2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... Hoplodrina ambigua ... 2 ... YF
2425 ... Nut-tree Tussock ... Colocasia coryli ... 1
2450 ... Spectacle ... Abrastola tripartita ... 1

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

27th May 2013 ... Catch Report

I covered the traps over at 01.30 am as the rain approached, stayed, and looks like staying for the rest of today and through the night so I may give the traps a rest tonight.
Around 50 moths were caught and are as follows :-
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 4
0893 ... Mompha epilobiella ... Common Cosmet ... 1 ... Year first
0986 ... Syndemis musculana ... Dark-barred Tortrix ... 1
1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla ... Twenty-plume Moth ... 1
1342 ... Eudonia angustea ... Narrow-winged Grey ... 1
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 1
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 1
1781 ... Small Waved Umber ... Horisme vitalbata ... 1
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 3
1883 ... Yellow-barred Brindle ... Acasis viretata ... 3
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ... 4
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 4
1936 ... Waved Umber ... Menophra abruptaria ... 1
2028 ... Pale Tussock ... Calliteara pudibunda ... 1
2069 ... Cinnabar ... Tyria jacobaeae ... 1 ... Year first
2069 ... The Cinnabar ... Tyria jacobaeae
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 11
2154 ... Cabbage Moth ... Marnestra brassicae ... 1
2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye ... Lacanobia oleracea ... 1


2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... Acronicta tridens/psi
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ...Apamea sordens ... 1
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens
2480 ... Buttoned Snout ... Hypena rostralis ... 1

Monday, 27 May 2013

26th May 2013 ... Nice mix

Following a cracking day in Bedfordshire, with the first BBQ of the year (which is one more than last year !), I had high hopes for some good moth species last night.
The big full moon didn't appear over the garden until midnight and it remained quite warm up until then.
Temperatures plummeted to a chilly 4 deg soon after the witching hour but still a good mixed bag was recorded ....
The afternoon found grandson Louie head down in the grass and bushes searching for new species at a £ a time before overeating and coming to a halt, but not before he produced a Dichrorampha species which could be "plumbagana" or "plumbana" and therefore cost me a quid ! Confirmation asap.
A new for year micro was added in the evening in the shape of Eudonia angustea and a Pug or two that need a better look.
Confirmation ... 1276 Dichrorampha plumbagana.
D.V.Manning, Beds. micro recorder

1276 ... Dichrorampha plumbagana

(Above) ..Louies' Dichrorampha

The Catch...
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 3
0649 ... Esperia sulphurella ... Sulphur Tubic ... 2
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea ... Mallow Groundling ... 1
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella ... Garden Cosmet ... 3
0964 ... Cochylis dubitana ... Little Conch ... 2
0974 ... Argyrotaenia ljungiana ... Heather Tortrix ... 3
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... Light Brown Apple Moth ... 1
1279 ... Dichrorampha acuminatana ... Sharp-winged Drill ... 1
1276 ... Dichrorampha plumbagana ... Silver-lined Drill ... 1 ... Garden first
1342 ... Eudonia angustea ... Narrow-winged Grey ... 1 ... YF
1342 ... Eudonia angustea
1361 ... Pyrausta aurata ... Mint Moth ... 3
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 2
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 1
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 5
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 2
----- ... Pug spp ... to be identified ... 1
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ...6
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 1
1936 ... Waved Umber ... Menophra abruptaria ... 1
1979 ... Lime Hawk-moth ... Mimas tiliae ... 2
Sorry Stewart if you see this ! ..............
1979 ... Lime Hawk-moth ... Mimas tiliae

2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica ... 1
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 6
2102 ... Flame Shoulder ... Ochropleura plecta ... 1
2223 ... Toadflax Brocade ... Calophasia lunula ... 1

2223 ... Toadflax Brocade ... Calophasia lunula
2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola ... 1
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... Acronicta tridens/psi ...4
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens ... 1
2450 ... Spectacle ... Abrostola tripartita ... 2
2469 ... Herald ... Scoliopteryx libatrix ... 1

2469 ... The Herald ... Scoliopteryx libatrix




Sunday, 26 May 2013

25th May 2013 ,,,, Latest catch

Did a bit of net sweeping on the overgrown front lawn in the sunshine. Lots of young Ox-eye daisy plants with unopened flower heads and 3 large Tansy bushes which probably explains the addition of Dichrorampha acuminatana to the year list, a common moth in my garden, plus a Scalloped Hazel in the large Hebe bush was an unusual find

Daytime...
0649 ... Esperia sulphurella ...  Sulphur Tubic ...1
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella ... Garden Cosmet ... 2
0974 ... Argyrotaenia ljungiana ... Heather Tortrix ... 3
1279 ... Dichrorampha acuminatana ... Sharp-winged Drill ...1 ... YF



1361 ... Pyrausta aurata ... Mint Moth ... 2
1487 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla ... Beautiful Plume ... 1
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 1

Night ... Full moon in view at 22.30, after that, very few moths about.
1906 ...Brimstone Moth ... 3
2092 ...Shuttle-shaped Dart ... 3
1729 ...Garden Carpet ...  7
1834 ...Common Pug ... 1
2102 ... Flame Shoulder ... 1
2154 ... Cabbage Moth ... 1
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... 1
1883 ... Yellow-barred Brindle ... 2
0964 ... Cochylis dubitana ... Little Conch ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 1

Thursday, 23 May 2013

22nd May 2013 ... A little Sprucie bonus

4 deg and a chilly Nor'wester blowing. coupled with clear skies and a 93% bright waxing moon.
Not the best conditions for the light traps, but I left the traps on in the hope that the wind would drop a little and the pre-dawn flight would be productive when the moon had disappeared.
A dark looking carpet was spotted about 12 feet up on the house wall just after dark, so with a specimen pot, a large pair of steps and a complete disregard for the Health and Safety Executive, I managed to pot it and discovered it to be a Spruce Carpet, thus losing a bet with myself that it was a May Highflyer.
A good bet as I now owe myself a beer.
1769 ... Spruce Carpet ... Thera britannica

As for the productive pre-dawn flight .... it didn't happen.
Just 6 moths recorded ......

1769 ... Spruce Carpet ... Thera britannica ... 1 ... YF
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 1
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 4



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

20th May 2013 ... Small Ranunculus returns

Loving  these warm nights of late.
My stock moth returned last night ... Small Ranunculus.
This is quite prevalent in the Biggleswade town area and the larvae are found on the wild lettuce plants that spring from the road/path edges and any undisturbed rough ground.
2165 ... Small Ranunculus ... Hecatera dysodea
Last nights trap results ....
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... Brown House-moth ... 2
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea ... Mallow Groundling ... 2
0974 ... Argyrotaenia ljungiana ... Heather Tortrix ... 5
0986 ... Syndemis musculana ... Dark-barred Tortrix ... 2 ... YF
986 ... Syndemis musculana
986 ... Syndemis musculana
1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla ... Twenty-plume Moth ... 1
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 2
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 3
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 2
1862 ... Double-striped Pug ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata ... 1
1883 ... Yellow-barred Brindle ... Acasis viretata ... 3
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ... 4
1936 ... Waved Umber ... Menophora abruptaria ... 1
1979 ... Lime Hawk-moth ... Mimas tiliae ... 1
2007 ... Swallow Prominent ... Phoesia tremula ... 2
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica ... 2
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 10
2102 ... Flame Shoulder ... Ochropleura plecta ... 1 ... YF
2102 ... Flame Shoulder ... Ochropleura plecta
2154 ... Cabbage Moth ... Marnestra brassicae ... 1
2165 ... Small Ranunculus ... Hecatera dysodes ... 1 ... YF
2190 ... Hebrew Character ... Orthosia gothica ... 1
2223 ... Toadflax Brocade ... Calophasia lunula ... 1
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg ... Acronicta tridens/psi ... 1
2306 ... Angle Shades ... Phlogophora meticulosa ... 2
2450 ... Spectacle ... Abrostola tripartita ... 2
Plus some unidentified pugs





19th May 2013 ... Best night so far

11 deg all night, and apart from a heavyish shower at 01.00 am, it would have been perfect.
Let's hope for many more "best night so far" nights.
Yesterday, I did a bit of afternoon micro hunting in the front part of the garden, where the north-west border is constantly under attack from my neighbours knee-deep selection of wild grasses and weeds.
This bothers me not one whit as it encourages the local wildlife.
Six species were potted/netted and my Laburnum tree produced Leucoptera laburnella the Laburnum Leaf-miner.  Cochylis dubitana was also added to the year list, a common micro at The Dells.
My prized regulars returned last night for the third year running ... Toadflax Brocade and my female Emperor Moth hatched from its pupa after 3 years, unfortunately the weather hasn't been the best to lure some wild males.

The micro catch .........
0247 ... Tinea trinotella ... Bird's-nest Moth ... 1 ... YF
247 ... Tinea trinotella
0254 ... Leucoptera laburnella ... Laburnum Leaf Miner ... 1 ... YF
254 ... Leucoptera laburnella
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... Brown House-moth ... 2
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 3
0649 ... Esperia sulphurella ... Sulphur Tubic ... 2
0697 ... Agonopterix arenella ... Brindled Flat-body ... 1
697 ... Agonopterix arenella
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea ... Mallow Groundling ... 4
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella ... Garden Cosmet ... 1
0964 ... Cochylis dubitana ... Little Conch ... 1 ... YF
964 ... Cochylis dubitana 
0974 ... Argyrotaenia ljungiana ... Heather Tortrix ... 2
1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla ... Twenty-plume Moth ... 2
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 1 ... YF

1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 1
Macro Moths ...
1707 ... Small Dusty Wave ... Idaea seriata ... 1 ... YF
1707 ... Small Dusty Wave ... Idaea seriata
1724 ... Red Twin-spot Carpet ... Xanthorhoe spadicearia ... 1
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 6
1781 ... Small Waved Umber ... Horisme vitalbata ... 1
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 4
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ... 3
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 1
1979 ... Lime Hawk-moth ... Mimas tiliae ... 1
2007 ... Swallow Prominent ... Pheosia tremula ... 1 ... YF
2007 ... Swallow Prominent ... Pheosia tremula
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 6
2145 ... Nutmeg ... Dicestra trifolii ... 1
2186 ... Powdered Quaker ... Orthosia gracilis ... 1
2190 ... Hebrew Character ... Orthosia gothica ... 1
2223 ... Toadflax Brocade ...Calophasia lunula ... 2 ... YF
2223 ... Toadflax Brocade ... Calophasia lunula
2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola ... 1
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... Acronicta tridens/psi ... 1
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow ... Paradrina clavipalpis ... 2
2450 ... The Spectacle ... Abrostola tripartita ... 1
Plus a couple for later ID




Monday, 20 May 2013

18th May 2013 ... Garden trap latest

The weather was much better last night, temps fell to an overnight low of 8 deg but the difference was it actually FELT like 8 deg but the week ahead looks naff with chilly northerly winds forecast until at least thursday.
Quite a good selection of species were recorded last night including a new micro for the garden.

!7th May ... 8 deg min. but feeling more like 3 or 4
Nothing to add to the year list,  a Herald was the star moth.
2469 ... The Herald ... Scoliopteryx libatrix

18th May ... 8 deg, calm, overcast and WARM
0273 ... Bucculatrix thoracella ... Lime Bent-wing ... 1 ... garden first
273 ... Buccalatrix thoracella

0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 6
0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana ... Brown-spot Flat-body ... 1
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella ... Garden Cosmet ... 1
1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla ... Twenty-plume Moth ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume ... 2
1724 ... Red Twin-spot Carpet ... Xanthorhoe spadicearia ... 1 ... YF
1724 ... Red Twin-spot Carpet ... Xanthorhoe spadicearia

1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata ... 1
1834 ... Common Pug ... Epithecia vulgata ... 3
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata ... 3
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata ... 3 ... YF
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel ... Odontopera bidentata

1936 ... Waved Umber ... Menophra abruptaria ... 1
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica ... 1
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 8
2182 ... Small Quaker ... Orthosia cruda ... 1
2188 ... Clouded Drab ... Orthosia incerta ... 1
2221 ... Mullein ... Shargacucullia verbasci ... 1
2221 ... The Mullein ... Shargacucullia verbasci

2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola ... 3
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... Acronicta tridens/psi ... 1
2306 ... Angle Shades ... Phlogophora meticulosa ... 1
2450 ... Spectacle ... Abrostola tripartita ... 1

Parornix sp. to be determined .... probably "anglicella" ... GF or YF ?


Friday, 17 May 2013

16th May 2013 .... Sharks and Kittens

Still no warm nights but the moth species keep on trickling in, so no complaints.
A daytime foray in the sunny garden produced Esperia sulphurella and the first sighting of Pyrausta aurata, but the highlight was after dark with the 2nd recorded Chamomile Shark ( county recorders confirmed) for the garden plus a year first Sallow Kitten.
The Catch ...
0649 ... Esperia sulphurella ... Sulphur Tubic
1361 ... Pyrausta aurata ... Mint Moth ...YF

1728 ... Garden Carpet ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata
1781 ... Small Waved Umber ... Horisme vitalbata
1832 ... Common Pug ... Epithecia vulgata
1862 ... Double-striped Pug ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
1997 ... Sallow Kitten ... Furcula furcula ... YF
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica ... x3
2186 ... Powdered Quaker ... Orthosia gracilis ... x2
2214 ... Chamomile Shark ... Cucullia chamomillae ... YF
2234 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow ... Paradrina clavipalpis
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1361 ... Pyrausta aurata

1997 ... Sallow Kitten ... Furcula furcula

2214 ... Chamomile Shark ... Cucullia chamomillae

Thursday, 16 May 2013

15th May 2013 ... Garden Moth Traps

It was much warmer at dusk last night than the previous couple of nights, with temperatures around 9 deg when I switched on the light traps and then settled down to watch the second half of  Chelsea FC struggling to beat an average Benfica in the Europa cup final
As Chelsea were lifting the trophy in Amsterdam, down came the rain in Biggleswade and I had to quickly cover up the two traps.
It soon passed, and just like the English cricket season, off came the covers again and play resumed.
The sky then cleared and the temperature plummeted to 2 deg C. but not before a few moths were trapped.
Pebble Prominent and Rustic Shoulder-knot were new for the year and at last the Orthosia species were absent. (for now).

The Catch :-
0647 ... Hoffmanophila pseudospretella ... Brown House-moth .. 1
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth .. 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Common Plume .. 1
1791 ... Small Waved Umber ... Horisme vitalbata .. 1
1862 ... Double-striped Pug ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata .. 1
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... Opisthograptis luteolata .. 1
2003 ... Pebble Prominent ... Notodonta ziczac .. 1 .. YF
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica .. 1
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta .. 1
2154 ... Cabbage Moth ... Marnestra brassicae .. 1 YF
2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola .. 2
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens .. 1 .. YF



2003 ... Pebble Prominent ... Notodonta ziczac

647 ... Brown House-moth ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella

2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Apamea sordens

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

13th May 2013 ... Lucky 13

min overnight low ... 4 deg C
 I decided to fire up the garden traps and ignore the chilly weather.
It turned out to be a good move as I recorded my 2nd ever Mullein ....
2221 ... The Mullein ... Shargacucullia verbasci

Not much else about though ....
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea ... Mallow Groundling *
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella ... Garden Cosmet *
* Both of the above caught in the garden shed during the day
0284 ... Caloptilia rufipennella ... Small Red Slender
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... x4
2221 ... The Mullein ... Shargacucullia verbasci ... YF


Below .... Mompha subbistrigella
892 ... Mompha subbistrigella







Monday, 13 May 2013

12th May 2013 ... Horse Chestnut Leaf-miners ...

If you are one of the few that hasn't seen 366a Cameraria ohridella, the Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner, then now is the time to head for your nearest Horse Chestnut tree where you will need a calculator.
I went to the local Stratton school open day yesterday to buy some plants and check out the working farm that they have run for several years now.
I parked under a "Conker" tree and when I returned to the car it was covered with said moths.
(Below) .... one of hundreds of  Horse Chestnut Leaf-miners on the car.
366a ... Cameraria ohridella ... Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner

PIGLETS at the school farm.... always a hit with the kiddies on open days .....



Despite still having about 30 of the above moths on the car upon arrival at The Dells, none were recorded in and around the garden traps last night, probably because of the chilly wind.
The only new moth for the year was a Nutmeg and I was surprised to see a Small Quaker next to it in the trap, very late.
Last nights catch ...
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth
0649 ... Esperia sulphurella ... Sulphur Tubic
2063 ... Muslin Moth ... Diaphora mendica ... x2
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... x3
2145 ... The Nutmeg ... Discestra trifolii ... YF
2145 ... The Nutmeg ... Discestra trifolii
2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye ... Lacanobia oleracea
2182 ... Small Quaker ... Orthosia cruda
2190 ... Hebrew Character ... Orthosia gothica
2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... Acronicta tridens/psi ... x2
2306 ... Angle Shades ... Phlogophora meticulosa