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

Sunday, 30 August 2015

29th Aug. '15 ... The garden borders ...

Soaking traps this morning but a few good moths to report in amongst the sea of brown.
First up, a Bordered Beauty.
New for the garden, also a life-time first ...
BF 1907 - Bordered Beauty - Epione repandaria
Next, a Bordered Straw.
Only the second record for the garden, both this year.
2015 has been a big year for this continental migrant ...
BF 2403 - Bordered Straw - Heliothis peltigera
Also a year first, and very worn, Tawny Speckled Pug ...
BF 1838 - Tawny Speckled Pug - Eupithecia icterata
Loads of Large Yellow Underwings, Lesser Yellow Underwings, Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Square-spot Rustics, Vine's Rustics, Turnip Moths, Flounced Rustics, with a smattering of Common Rustics, Broad-bordered and Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, Pale Mottled Willows, Straw Underwings, Copper Underwings ... collectively known as "brown stuff" at the end of summer.
The brighter stuff included:-
Orange Swift by the kilo
2 x Light Emerald
3 x Angle Shades
1 x Burnished Brass
2 x Lychnis
3 x Silver Y
1 x Iron Prominent
1 x Green Carpet
4 x Marbled Beauty
7 x Willow Beauty
2 x Flame Shoulder
5 x Brimstone
4 x Garden Carpet
2 x Yellow Shell
2 x Common Wainscot
2 x White-point
Not many micro moths were seen apart from the usual common species ie. Light Brown Apple Moths, Codling Moths, Common Plumes, a myriad of the grass moth Agriphila geniculea.
Scythropia crataegella, the Hawthorn Moth
Pandemis corylana, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix
Mother of Pearl, Pleuroptya ruralis
Cameraria ohridella, Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner
Skin Moth, Monopis laevigella
2 x Argyrotaenia ljungiana, and Cochylis hybridella.

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