The evening of 2nd July, Matt and myself were joined by Ben Sale to give Home Wood a trap session.
Well over 200 species were recorded on a warm, humid night with the gen dets still to come.
Ben set a line of 3 traps, while Matt and I set one trap and a sheet.
Micros turned up first and by the time the macros got going you could hardly see the sheet for moths.
An interesting find along the ride track were two Glow Worms which we haven't encountered before, the light they emit is truly amazing.
Meanwhile, back to the garden traps ...
Quite a few species have been added to the garden year list, but a new macro is always a buzz so I was very pleased this morning when I turned over the egg boxes to discover this Bird's Wing ...
0441 ... Paraswammerdamia nebulella
1813 ... Haworth's Pug
0427 ... Yponomeuta cagnagella
0455 ... Ypsolopha scabrella
801a ... Gelechia senticetella
1036 ... Acleris forsskaleana
1048 ... Acleris variegana
1436 ... Conobathra rependana
2111 ... Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2300 ... Old Lady
Plus another new macro for The Dells garden ...
2305 ... Small Angle Shades
2466 ... Blackneck
A very battered Lackey, how this actually flew into the trap I'll never know ..
0516 ... Coleophora trifolii
Anyone want a stab at this one ?
2044 ... Dingy Footman f. stramineola
2349 ... Mere Wainscot
2300 ... Old Lady 3/7/14
1640 ... Drinker
Diorytria abietella .... or is it the other one ? tbc
Another one here which is either Eana incanana or a very worn Cnephasis sp