Saturday, 28 May 2016

Slow but steady

An outing for the mercury bulb in our garden in Wolvercote, Oxfordshire, brought a reasonable haul of 18 species, 39 individuals - some nice NFYs, including Scalloped Hazel and Rustic Shoulder-knot. We had on the previous night a pug (rejoice!) of which I got some OKish pictures: its main feature was that it was strikingly small - 8mm at most - and its elongated forewing dot, plus leading edge blotches made me wonder about Slender Pug, which would be a garden first. Any thoughts, as ever, would be gratefully received.

Steve and Xander Goddard

Possible Slender Pug, 26/5/16

Rustic Shoulder-knot, 27/5/16

Scalloped Hazel, 27/5/16


  1. Not sure about your Pug, Steve. While not impossible, it is already rather worn and Slender Pug is normally a species found in July.

  2. Thanks, Dave - I thought it would have to be rather an early one, given the Bible reckons June-July; so it'll probably have to be a 'might have been'.


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