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

Sunday, 16 November 2014

15th Nov 2014 ... Latest from the garden traps

The warmer nights since the mini cold snap a few days ago has triggered a hatch of Double-striped Pugs with two around the lights last night.
Double-striped Pug, BF1862
The bulk of the catch over the last 5 nights has been Light Brown Apple Moths, Epiphyas postvittana, with 15 records, and Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla, with 5.
Epiphyas postvittana, BF 998
A second Sprawler this year was a good find on the 13th Nov. and only my 3rd ever garden record in 5 years of trapping.
Also on the 13th was a Red-green Carpet and a worn Lesser Yellow Underwing.
Sprawler, BF 2227

It's been a good year for the little migrant micro Plutella xylostella, The Diamond-back Moth, with record garden totals this year.
One more was in the trap last night ...
Plutella xylostella, BF 464

... and I almost overlooked a Grey Shoulder-knot on the light coloured stone wall near the trap.
Grey Shoulder-knot, BF 2237

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