Sunday, June 14, 2015
......And what a good year it's been so far with good numbers all over the place this year, including Striped Hawk-moth and Ni Moth. This usually means absolutely nothing in Bedfordshire. But this year I have already had a few notables.
This tatty specimen on 7th May is very early in the year for this species. Only my second record.
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella
Unusually early, I don't normally see these until Autumn- NFY 5th June.
After a five year absence, a second one turns up in just under a month on 6th June! Third garden record.
Small Mottled Willow
A third record for the garden on 12th June, after missing out in 2014