Saturday, April 27, 2013
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..........
A 2nd record on 22nd April, after making it's debut last year.
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