Blastobasis adustella, Brown-line Bright-eye
Caloptilia semifascia, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Waved Black
Shaded Broad-bar, Lesser Yellow Underwing
Epermenia chaerophyllella, Agriphila straminella, Acrobasis advenella, Lesser Cream Wave
A second Muslin Footman appeared on the 29th (only the fourth garden record) but I've yet to see its more common stable-mate the Round-winged Muslin this year. Last night a second Ethmia dodecea appeared, this time quite a dark example. Lesser Cream Wave seems to be one to watch because our colleagues in Bedfordshire have remarked on how rare it is there now. It still seems to be encountered fairly regularly in Bucks where there are 70-odd records just from the current decade.
|Ethmia dodecea, Westcott 1st July|
|Lesser Cream Wave, Westcott 1st July|
Common Footman has exploded into life over the past few nights, while Heart and Dart seems to be having quite a good year with 1,108 recorded in the garden by the end June, nearly twice last year's final total for the year of 629.
There have been a few good migrants around over the past week but all that my garden has been able to muster is Dark Sword-grass (two on 30th June and one more last night).