A Blog for moth recorders in Bucks, Berks and Oxon
Hi Steve, all three of those IDs are indeed correct. My garden up here in mid-Bucks has managed around a dozen moths of five species over each of the past three nights, including Agonopterix ocellana which I haven't seen mentioned anywhere yet, but the species count should improve quite quickly now that we've had some decent weather. For good numbers woodland is still best at the moment. I ran a Skinner MV in some local oak woodland last night and in three hours got 289 moths of 18 species (including Shoulder Stripe, Oak Beauty, Engrailed, Small Quaker & Grey Shoulder-knot which were new for me for this year).
Hi Dave, many thanks for confirming my IDs. That is a very impressive number of moths already flying in your local woodland!
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