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

Sunday, 24 August 2014

23rd Aug 2014 ... Frosted Orange

Another cold night at 7deg min. I don't know where Neil Diamond was when he sang about Hot August Nights, not in Biggleswade that's for sure !
A year first Frosted Orange was the highlight in the traps ...
2364. Frosted Orange, Gortyna flavago
> 30 ... Large Yellow Underwing, Flounced Rustic, Straw Underwing.
> 20 ... Square-spot Rustic, Vine's Rustic, Orange Swift,
5 - 10, Pale Mottled Willow, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Turnip Moth, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.
1, Silver Y
1, Common Wainscot
1, Tawny Speckled Pug
1, Mouse Moth
1, Angle Shades
1, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, male
The rest of the catch was made up of Copper Underwing, Marbled Beauty, Willow Beauty, Brimstone, Double-striped Pug, Shuttle-shaped Dart.
The only micro moths recorded were ...
10+ Agriphila geniculea
Emmelina monodactyla
Epiphyas postvittana and a Brown House Moth

The Sallows should start appearing at any time now and it'll be Christmas before we know it.

2299, Mouse Moth, Amphipyra tragopoginis

1838, Tawny Speckled Pug, Epithecia icterata


  1. Hi Trent.
    Blimey that is chilly, although currently we are laying out by the pool in cloudy Croatia a mere 17 degrees at the moment. The moths are keeping me entertained...back on Saturday then its back to Autumn species, although its still mid summer species out here still. All the best.

    1. I hope you are going to post some exotic species when you get back. It's very quiet here at the mo