Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More Late Stuff..........

..........And with the Iberian conditions continuing  until the weekend at least, who could bet against more migrants and odd late records turning up?
After other VC30 moth-ers have continued to catch migrants such as Gem and Scarce Bordered Straw, I have kept just one trap on over the last few nights just in case. I have still yet to record a 'blank', which is pretty good considering we are edging towards mid November. 
Only two moths last night- 874 Blastobasis lacticolella and this-

Large Nutmeg
This has to be the latest VC30 record so far this year- In the books, the flight time is June and July!

697 Agonopterix arenella

Result for 08-11-11- 4 of 3 species-
  • 0697 Agonopterix arenella 1 
  • 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1 
  • 2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth

Result for 07-11-11- 6 of 6 species-
  • 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1 
  • 0998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1 
  • 1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty Dot Pearl 1 
  • 1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1 
  • 2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1 
  • 2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1


  1. I would put money on that Large Nutmeg being French :) they do migrate and I think all of my Setaceous Hebrew Character's and Turnips may have come from overseas too.

  2. There's been a later one in Beds too! I've put a trap in the woods tonight (12th) as it looks to be another good, mild night.