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

Monday, 26 January 2015

25th and 27th Jan 2015 ... Is that U Stella ?

It was just about warm enough last night to warrant putting on a couple of traps.
2 moths was a poor return, an expected Light Brown Apple Moth but a species that I dipped out on last year was stirred out of hibernation by the warmer weather  ... Ypsolopha ustella

461 .. Ypsolopha ustella
27th Jan
Last chance to bag a few more moths before the next cold spell with temperatures at 6 deg rising to 8 deg through the night, although the real-feel was more like 4.
One Lone Ranger in the traps ...
688 .. Agonopterix heracliana

Thursday, 8 January 2015

At least it's a start !

I missed the warm evening of the 5th Jan , too busy watching Liverpool struggle to beat lowly AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.
Better late than never tho, trap on at 11.00 pm and although I missed the best part of the evening I managed to get 2015 started with a 464 Diamond-back Moth and a 998 Light Brown Apple Moth.
464 Plutella xylostella, Diamond-back Moth
This is the first time I have recorded P. xylostella in January, but no surprise as Nov and Dec 2014 saw record numbers.

998 Epiphyas postvittana, Light Brown Apple Moth
 E. postvittana is recorded pretty much all year round in my garden which has established apple trees