WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 354, Micros 362, Total 716

Friday, 13 May 2016

12th May '16 ... Toadflax Brocade

Toadflax Brocade turned up last night.
This is a Red Data Book moth and a regular in my VC30 TL14 garden since 2011.
Numbers are increasing so good news for this neat little moth.

Toadflax Brocade

Saturday, 7 May 2016

6th May 2016 ... Warm spell sparks bumper catch

Last week we were scraping ice from the windscreens and this week it's T-shirts and shorts.
The overdue warm spell has certainly kick started the moths with the minimum night temperature at double figures in the Bedford area.
The garden traps produced 20 species of which 11 were newcomers to the 2016 garden list ...
0247 ... Tinea trinotella NFY
0284 ... Caloptilia rufipennella NFY
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella x 3
0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana
0779 ... Bryotropha affinis NFY
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea NFY
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana x 6
1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla
1342 ... Eudonia angustea
1428 ... Aphomia sociella NFY
1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla x 4
1651 ... Chinese Character NFY
1724 ... Red Twin-spot Carpet NFY
1728 ... Garden Carpet
1862 ... Double-striped Pug x 9
1883 ... Yellow-barred Brindle NFY
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel NFY
1936 ... Waved Umber NFY
2063 ... Muslin Moth (male)
2064 ... Ruby Tiger NFY
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart x 2
2186 ... Powdered Quaker
2188 ... Clouded Drab
2190 ... Hebrew Character
2306 ... Angle Shades
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow x 2
Scalloped Hazel
Platyedra subcinerea


Monday, 2 May 2016

End of cold spell ?

April was a bit of a write-off temperature wise, but this first week of May is looking up
Common Pug and Grey Dagger (agg.) were added to the garden year list but species numbers are well down on previous years
Dark/Grey Dagger - Acronicta tridens/psi 
The first Monpha subbistrigella are stirring from their winter hibernation in my garden shed much later than the March emergence in 2015
Mompha subbistrigella