New for the year in the garden on the 29th were Udea prunalis, Dark Arches and Beautiful Golden Y, while last night (30th) I got Aethes rubigana, Archips xylosteana, Epinotia abbreviana, Acrobasis consociella, Blue-bordered Carpet and Dot Moth. Beautiful Golden Y doesn't appear here every year whereas Plain Golden Y is a very regular customer at the trap. As I got both species on the 29th I thought it might be worth adding their pictures here because they do sometimes get confused when seen on their own. Beautiful Golden Y is a rather more ornate species with a purple-ish ground colour and the 'Y' marking lies within a square block reminiscent of plain chocolate, while Plain Golden Y has more of a pinkish ground colour and the 'Y' marking is within a lighter brown square more like milk chocolate. Bourneville and Dairy Milk, if you like...
|Beautiful Golden Y, Westcott 29th June|
|Plain Golden Y, Westcott 29th June|