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

Monday, 29 February 2016

Shed rummage produces a Herald

A Herald was added to the year list but with no trapping involved.
This one was found in the garden shed whilst rummaging around for something so unimportant that the sight of this moth made me forget what I was rummaging for.
After a couple of quick camera snaps I returned it to its dormancy in the shed to wait for warmer nights.
Herald - Scoliopterix libatrix

Friday, 5 February 2016

4th Feb 2016 ... Garden Moths

A warmer, calmer night saw the garden traps on for the first time since storms Gertrude and Henry raged through. (no immediate signs of Imogen yet)
8.7 deg. C was the minimum temperature with light SW winds.
Three species were added to the year list including the unusual shaped tortrix Tortricodes alternella, which is long and narrow compared to other tortrix's and easily recognised.
3 x 0688 Agonopterix heracliana, year first
3 x 0998 Epiphyas postvittana
1 x 1025 Tortricodes alternella, year first
1 x 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, year first
2 x 1524 Emmelina monodactyla
3 x 1862 Double-striped Pug

688 Agonopterix heracliana

1025 Tortricodes alternella