Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Quiet in the garden

Catches here at Westcott, Bucks have been rather mundane over the past few nights, the variety having dropped and the numbers of individual moths having fallen, although the Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella is trying single-handedly to keep up the totals (199 of them last night!).  The only species new for the year have been Caloptilia semifascia, Agriphila selasella (both 14th) and Argyresthia semifuscaAchroia grisella (both 16th).  The Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella is hardly the most exciting of moths but was welcome nonetheless because it is completely new for the garden list.  I'm still getting the occasional migrant species here but nothing of particular interest, last night's contribution being Dark Sword-grass and yet another Bordered Straw. 

Achroia grisella, Westcott 16th August

Dark Sword-grass & Bordered Straw, Westcott 17th August
Dave Wilton

1 comment:

  1. I would have been pleased to get these two in my Aylesbury trap last night, Dave - just the usual native species, underwings, rustics, etc.


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