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

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

20th Oct 2014 ... Least expected

1699 Least Carpet 20/10/2014
This has been a topsy-turvy year for moth records.
My garden traps over the last 3 days have had the county recorders rewriting the record books.
Buff Ermine, Swallow-tailed Moth on the 18th Oct and last night I added a pristine Heart and Dart plus a Least Carpet !
Maybe there is still hope for Brindled Pug, a notable absentee from my garden year list back in April/May, I think not.
Trap results for 20th Oct ....
2 traps, placed under covers at 11p.m.
10.7 deg C minimum. Breezy/overcast turning to gales/rain from 2 a.m.
0464 Plutella xylostella, 1
0674 Depressaria badiella, 1, possibly... To be confirmed

0998 Epiphyas postvittana, 3
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis, 1, (Now Hypsopygia glaucinalis)
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 1
1699 Least Carpet, 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet, 1
2089 Heart and Dart, 1
2089 Heart and Dart, 20/10/2014
2092, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 4
2232 Black Rustic, 1
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 1
2306 Angle Shades, 5
2375 Large Wainscot, 1
2375 Large Wainscot, 20/10/2014

2306 Angle Shades, 20/10/2014


  1. Oak-tree Pug this morning.....only joking :o though I got another Carcina quercana, fresh Brimstone Moth and a few Common Carpet....this is a silly year!
    Large Wainscot I haven't had yet, in fact I haven't had Southern, Bulrush, Webbs or Fen yet in my garden....but I got Silky earlier this year, which is strangely rarer than all those put together!
    Good catch of Angle Shades matey.

  2. You're not wrong, it's been an odd year. Our recorders are going to be busy rewriting the "acceptable flight dates" records this year.