|Pempelia formosa, Westcott 9th June|
There were few new arrivals amongst the 56 macro species, with only Double Dart, Burnished Brass and Beautiful Golden Y being additions to the garden year list. Even though it is the epitome of drab-looking moths, Double Dart is always nice to see because it ranks joint second (at 98%, alongside Garden Dart and Dusky Thorn) behind V-Moth in the list of those moth species which suffered the greatest decline in numbers between 1968 and 2007. It doesn't appear in the garden every year but I do get it quite regularly and in Bucks it seems to be restricted now to this north-western corner of the county.
|Double Dart, Westcott 9th June|