The garden trap at Westcott has continued to pull in plenty of moths and the following have been added to the year list over the past three nights:
7th July: Zeiraphera isertana, Small Wainscot
8th July: Batia lunaris, Borkhausenia fuscescens, Agriphila tristella, Large Emerald, Small Scallop
9th July: Parectopa ononidis, Argyresthia albistria, Mompha propinquella, Agonopterix alstromeriana, Recurvaria leucatella, Batrachedra praeangusta, Epagoge grotiana, Epinotia brunnichana, Rhyacionia pinicolana, Acrobasis repandana, Dusky Sallow
Small Wainscot seems to be yet another one which is out and about very early this year (both it and Mere Wainscot were recorded in Bernwood Forest on Saturday). Parectopa ononidis is a tiny Gracillariid, even smaller than the Parornix species, and has only been seen here once previously (back in 2006). Even better, Epagoge grotiana was a completely new species for the garden! The list for 9th July included a second Metalampra italica and Sitochroa palealis for the year. Another True Lover's Knot also turned up that night, a moth which was new to the garden back on 21st May.
|Parectopa ononidis, Westcott 9th July|
|Mompha propinquella, Westcott 9th July|
|Epagoge grotiana, Westcott 9th July|
I'm a bit behind in looking at and commenting on other people's posts on the blog but, with a rainy day forecast for tomorrow (...at last!), I hope to catch up.