- Smoky Wainscot- 4- My highest count
- V-Pug- 3- My highest count
- Iron Prominent
- Chinese Character
- Peppered Moth
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
New Micro for VC30!...........19/07
7 more to the good with a fantastic humid night. Temperatures didn't drop any lower than 17°C so it was always going to be good. I only did a partial count as there was so many! I've posted some highlights and all of the newbies, including a new addition to the VC30 micro moth list.......
The 1st time I've ever seen this one. I had White-spotted last year.......
After checking through loads of Commons and Scarce. I've finally got something different at last!
Lesser Yellow Underwing
A 1st of the year.
This time it was 2 of the paler form, my 4th and 5th of the year.
2nd for the year.
Another 1st for the garden.
Duponchelia fovealis (1403a)
According to the literature, this moth was found in Britain for the 1st time in 1996 as a suspected stowaway.
It has now been confirmed as the 1st Ever for VC30(Bedfordshire) by David Manning. It is an immigrant species originating from Southern Europe and feeds on a variety of cultivated vegetables. These include Beets and Spinach, so would be right at home.....well, here!
Carcina quercana (658)
2nd record for this pretty micro.
Large Tabby (1421)
1st for the garden.
Some of the others caught were-