Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Query re Brown-spot Pinion

Several Beaded Chestnuts arrived in my garden trap last night, but also the moth below which looked different. Am I correct in thinking it is a Brown-spot Pinion?

For comparison, below is the same moth with a Beaded Chestnut to the left.

Other new-for-year moths were Blair's Shoulder-knot, Pink-barred Sallow and Merveille Du Jour.

There were hardly any micros in last night's trap, but I did find another Cydalima perspectalis. This is the fourth one I have recorded in my garden this year.

Steve Trigg, Cookham

1 comment:

  1. A agree with Brown-spot Pionion.
    Not far away from you at Cookham Dean, 6 C perspectalis were recently seen in one night.
    Previous years records for Bucks have a latest date of 19 August and up to the end of 2015 it had only been reported from 3 areas (2 were new for 2015). I expect there will be at least double that for 2016.


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