|Glyphipterix forsterella, Greatmoor 18th May|
In the sunshine that we had for a few hours this morning an example of the long-horn Nemophora degeerella put in a brief appearance in the garden at Westcott, the first sighting here for 10 years. Needless to say, last night's collection of moths to the actinic trap didn't break any records in all that heavy rain but I still managed 15 hardy moths of 11 species of which Aspilapterix tringipennella, a yet-to-be-identified Coleophorid and Spruce Carpet were new for the garden year list. Quite a contrast to the previous night when 42 species turned up, including Argyresthia trifasciata, Scrobipalpa costella, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Celypha lacunana, Broken-barred Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Pale Oak Beauty, Clouded Silver, a rather battered female Puss Moth, Iron Prominent and Marbled Minor sp which were all additions to the year list.
|Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Westcott 16th May|
|Celypha lacunana, Westcott 16th May|