Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Well above all expectations really, and although it was cold the wind did drop and at some stage during the night a nice selection turned up!

Gold Spot
The star of the evening and extremely rare in VC30, this is only the 2nd record this year.

 Webb's Wainscot
A 1st appearance in the garden for this locally scarce moth.

 Marbled Beauty
Not rare, but really smart!

 Orange Swift
1 of 3 trapped on the night and my 1st female of the campaign.

Will have to trawl some micro moth images for this 1. If you know what it is please add a comment.....

Others included-
  • Pale Mottled Willow
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Willow Beauty
  • Light Emerald


  1. Hi Matt,

    I'm not sure but your micro might be Epinotia signatana.


  2. Thanks Bill,

    It looks a bit worn and I've sent an image to the micro recorder to look at. It may not be possible to positively ID it......