Wednesday, November 19, 2014

500 up..............

For the 2nd year in a row I've managed to record 500 species in the garden. I haven't trapped quite as much this year, but even so would have struggled to beat last year's 522 species. These are my last four NFY's.

Only the 2nd garden record on 14th November. Last caught, 9th November 2009.

Mottled Umber
This is the 5th record of this species. One per year since 2010. NFY, 15th November.

Winter Moth
Common in the garden and usually seen first at the beginning of the year. NFY, 15th November 

Scarce Umber 
 Only the 3rd record. NFY, 18th November. Last seen 28th November 2011.


  1. Well done matey, it's been a very eventful year for mothing! Lets hope next year is just as good.
    Al the best

  2. I'm stuck on 494 species ...Looks like I'm up for a bottle of the finest Reserve Lithuanian Red again although it was a bit closer this year. I need to bone up on my leaf-miners, can't complain tho, it's been a good year with 2 county first macro moths recorded from a 25 yard square town garden .. seek and ye shall find !. Had another Sprawler (18th Nov). That's 3 this year, the previous was Nov 2010. NO sign of Mottled or Scarce Umber which remain unrecorded to date and only one December Moth from 2009 so my chances of adding to the year total are looking slimmer than an anorexic whippet.