Monday, January 3, 2022

Year Review 2021

In 2021, I recorded 546 garden species in total, smashing the previous record of 523 set the year before. There were 292 Macros (2nd best total) and 254 Micros, just 2 short of last year's total.


Recording days/Trap nights: 222 (-43 on 2020)
Records: 6403 (-1297 on 2020)
The year ended with an all time garden total of 849 species. (403 Macro, 446 Micro)

The table below shows the most productive month for species caught was July. By far the least was January. There were just five blank nights recorded, in January on 11th, 17th and 19th and in December on 23rd and 30th. The most trap nights/recording days were in October. 

 Month  Species Trap days

January         8        6
February       12      20
March           20      35
April             11      24
May              17      76
June              25      217
July               24      319
August          21      19
September    26      131
October         28      85
November     15      34
December     15      17

  

Although I started in 2009, the first full year was 2010. 
      
Year   Macro    Micro

2020    267         256
2019    265         216
2018    281         241
2017    274         207
2016    276         230
2015    256         199
2014    289         213
2013    304         218
2012    241         161
2011    253         207
2010    240         135


Top 10 Most abundant-

Common Wainscot is knocked off last year's top spot.

63.115   Acentria ephemerella   Water Veneer   1936
73.291   Mythimna pallens   Common Wainscot  1284       
73.359   Xestia c-nigrum   Setaceous Hebrew Character  789
63.080   Chrysoteuchia culmella   Garden Grass-veneer  638
73.342   Noctua pronuba   Large Yellow Underwing  630
16.000   Yponomeuta padella/malinellus/cagnagella sp.   Small Ermine sp.  557      
73.099   Hoplodrina ambigua   Vine's Rustic  530
73.325   Agrotis puta   Shuttle-shaped Dart  450
73.297   Mythimna albipuncta   White-point  348
73.357   Xestia xanthographa   Square-spot Rustic  341


Micros

There were 14 new species added in 2021, which included a new to county species in the form of  Caloptilia honoratella.

49.322 Dichrorampha plumbagana  1- 02/06 
04.075 Ectoedemia louisella  1- 11/06
38.022 Elachista gleichenella  1- 13/06- 7th VC30 record  Gen det. AMB
20.007 Argyresthia cupressella Cypress Tip Moth  1- 16/06
49.123 Aethes beatricella  1- 16/06
15.010     Caloptilia stigmatella  2- 18/07
49.283     Gypsonoma aceriana  2- 18/07
35.032 Pexicopia malvella Hollyhock Seed Moth  1- 19/07- 10th VC30 record
49.194 Bactra lancealana  1- 21/07- Gen det. AMB
15.0131 Caloptilia honoratella 1- 25/07- New for VC30- Gen det. AMB
04.003 Stigmella confusella 1- 23/10- Vacated mine in Birch
04.000     Stigmella alnetella/glutinosae agg. 1- 23/10- Mine in Alder 
04.094 Ectoedemia angulifasciella  3- 25/10- Mines in Dog Rose
15.011 Caloptilia falconipennella 2- 18/11- Vacated leaf mines in Alder

Dichrorampha plumbagana

Ectoedemia louisella

Elachista gleichenella 

Argyresthia cupressella  Cypress Tip Moth

Aethes beatricella

  Caloptilia stigmatella

   Gypsonoma aceriana 

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