Monday, 31 March 2014

Stepping Up a Gear in Central Oxford

The arrival of the warm weather has meant that suddenly the mothing in my central Oxford urban garden has stepped up a gear. I've gone from catches of single digits up to the giddy heights of 27 moths yesterday. As well as the usual fare there were lots of Double-striped Pugs, 2 Early Thorns and a couple of garden firsts with a Herald and a Small Quaker. I can also report lots of Scarlet Tiger larvae in the garden over the weekend.

Adam Hartley

Lots of Double-striped Pugs suddenly

One of two Early Thorns

Sadly this Herald (a garden first) has seen better days

My first Small Quaker for the garden as well

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