In the usual three hour period from dusk, now very early of course because it was fully dark by 5.15pm, I saw 20 species. They included Ypsolopha parenthesella, Ypsolopha ustella, Diurnea lipsiella, Acleris cristana, Acleris sparsana, Alucita hexadactyla, Oak Nycteoline and Snout as well as the expected seasonal macro-moths. Thankfully, after last year's experience when I had to make three visits before seeing just one moth, at this site two Plumed Prominents turned up on time, a male and a female (just to prove that you don't have to wait all night to see the lady of this species). Home by 9.30pm too - can't be bad!
|Plumed Prominent male, 6th November|
|Plumed Prominent female, 6th November|
|Tea-cake anyone? Plumed Prominent eggs|