Saturday, April 27, 2013

Quick Update......

Not too much time of late, but have been putting up to 3 traps on in my garden mainly to keep up with Trent. Who is once again building up an early lead. My extra efforts have been rewarded so far though..........

Dotted Chestnut
A 2nd record on 22nd April, after making it's debut last year.

Nut-tree Tussock
NFY, 23rd April

A real slice of luck; I found this female in my trap on 24th April. After a few photos it was put in the hedge and later that day- three males turned up and mating took place. So hopefully more next year. I still have a female in pupae that looks as if it will hatch in the next few days. I may take it round Trent's if he's lucky..........

The early bird catches the worm.............25th April.

2nd best is nowhere and this male 'went home alone'.

1054 Acleris cristana
A 2nd record for this striking micro, NFY 24th April

 808 Platyedra subcinerea
NFY 24th April for this locally common annual visitor.

Upper Caldecote Garden 24-04-2013- 2x Twin 15w Actinic/UV, 1x Twin 25w FUL Skinners- 54 of 19 species

0688  Agonopterix heracliana  1
0697  Agonopterix arenella  1 NFY
0808  Platyedra subcinerea  1 NFY
1054  Acleris cristana  1 NFY
1288  Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla)  1 NFY
1524  Emmelina monodactyla  3
1643  Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia)  1 NFY
1747  Streamer (Anticlea derivata)  2 NFY
1760  Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata)  1 NFY
1862  Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)  6
1917  Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)  2
1927  Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria)  1 NFY
2179  Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea)  1 NFY
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  3
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  8
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  7
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  11
2243  Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)  2
2256  Satellite (Eupsilia transversa)  1

Brindled Beauty

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