Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Four Diamond-back Moths in the garden trap this morning. First Oak-tree Pug of the year, possibly ever, for the garden, and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, along with five Early Thorns and the usual suspects (including what seems like this year to be the ever present Dotted Chestnut - have caught this at every site I have trapped so far this year so seems to be having a good year). Also had Agonopterix subpropinquella and Depressaria chaerophylli (escaped as I tried to photograph it!!!) in garden trap night before. Marc Botham, Benson

Oak-tree Pug, Benson, 31/03/2014

Agonopterix subpropinquella, Benson, 30/03/2014


  1. Must have been painful for the Pug, laying that egg!

  2. No migrants here yet but I did wonder about the possibility of them after we had an "atmospheric dust event" here the other day (and it is still on-going for the next couple of days by the looks of things). This University of Athens website is a useful tool for anyone who hasn't seen it: http://forecast.uoa.gr/dustindx.php

  3. Just like to add that I've made an edit to my post here, as I put the wrong plume moth in.


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