Friday, 23 October 2015

Seasonal Micros

Amongst the moths caught in last night's garden actinic trap was a particularly smart example of Epinotia nisella, while an MV run for the usual three hours in some local ancient woodland produced my first Diurnea lipsiella of the season as well as a single rather worn example of Epinotia maculana.  The latter is an aspen feeder and, with plenty of the foodplant available in most of my local woods, it is no great surprise that it is known from several of them.  However it never appears in numbers and this is the third local site I've caught it at over the past month, but all as singletons.

Epinotia nisella, 22nd October

Diurnea lipsiella, 22nd October

Epinotia maculana, 22nd October
Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

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