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

Monday, 14 March 2016

13th Mar. '16 ... First Angle Shades of the year ........

....... and many more to come.
Angle Shades is a common species in my garden and there are plenty of larvae still active at night that have yet to pupate.
Numbers peak in June with the second generation peaking in September, according to the current literature but can be found all year round in favourable conditions and the Autumn generation numbers are  boosted by migrants.
My garden records more or less follow this pattern, apart from an exceptionally cold June in 2015

2015 records ... Angle Shades .... TL14 Bedfordshire
 Jan Feb Mar. = 0 .... Cold start to the year
 9 - April
15 - May
  2 - June ... (temperatures well below average)
  0 - July ... (limited trapping due to holidays)
 11 - August
 20 - September
 17 - October
   8 - November
   1 - December
Angle Shades - Phlogophora meticulosa


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