Sunday, 30 October 2016

Only a matter of time

Having bumped into Brian Clews at the recent Thames Valley Environmental Recorders Conference, I was aware that he had been catching Box Tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis) for fun lately near Maidenhead and so I have been half-expecting this large "imported" micro to turn up since then - and so it did last night in my trap at Ali's Pond LNR in Sonning. Other species caught at the reserve this weekend were November Moth agg (several coming your way Peter Hall!), Red-green Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Pine Carpet, Spruce Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Merveille du Jour (wonderfully frequent now), Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Barred Sallow, Green-brindled Crescent, Angle Shades, Red-line Quaker and Yellow line Quaker.

                          Cydalima perspectalis (Box Tree Moth), Spruce Carpet and Feathered Thorns,

1 comment:

  1. How long will C. perspectalis go on for?
    Prior to this year the latest date for Bucks was 19th August.
    I've seen a note saying 3 generations in a year is not unusual and it is postulated, if the weather is right, there could be 4.
    Has anyone seen the all dark form yet?


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