|Small Brindled Beauty males, Finemere Wood 16th February|
Back home in the garden at Westcott the twin-30wt actinic caught seven species, of which Acleris ferrugana (to be checked), Acleris cristana, March Moth, Dotted Border and Satellite were new for the year list.
|Acleris cristana, Westcott 16th February|
Update: another example of the infinitely variable Acleris cristana came to the garden trap on the 18th. It is difficult to believe that this is the same species!
|Acleris cristana, Westcott 18th February|
Rather unexpectedly we seem to have struck lucky with the weather for the next several nights so hopefully a few more spring species will begin to emerge now.