Saturday, 10 June 2017

Further new sightings at Westcott

A further 16 species have been added to the garden year-list over the past three nights.  Dichrorampha alpinana, Eudonia lacustrata, Myelois circumvoluta/Thistle Ermine and Plain Golden Y appeared on the 7th, Lyonetia clerkella & Barred Yellow followed on the 8th, while last night's contribution comprised Mompha ochraceella, Ditula angustiorana, Celypha striana, Gypsonoma oppressana, Udea prunalis, Nomophila noctuella/Rush Veneer, Blotched Emerald, Barred Straw, Large Yellow Underwing & Varied Coronet.  Numbers of Heart & Dart are building (39 last night) but the only other species regularly achieving double-digit counts here just now are Udea olivalis, Common Swift and the Marbled Minors.

I think I've mentioned before that Plain Golden Y is far more common in the garden than is Beautiful Golden Y, the latter making a single annual appearance if I'm lucky while the former usually gets into double figures each year.  Gypsonoma oppressana is an uncommon species but appears fairly regularly here thanks to all the local poplars.  I can presumably thank one of my neighbours for the appearance of Varied Coronet, whose larvae feed on the seed-pods of Sweet-William which we don't grow.  This was its first visit since 2014.

Plain Golden Y, Westcott 7th June

Gypsonoma oppressana, Westcott 9th June

Varied Coronet, Westcott 9th June

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks    

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