Even though the temperature plummeted to about 6C last night I had a slightly better result from the actinic trap although there were no new species: Acleris variegana (1), Celypha lacunana (2), Epinotia immundana (1), Cydia pomonella (1), Eudonia pallida (1), Agriphila tristella (1), Agriphila geniculea (1), Catoptria falsella (1), Acentria ephemerella (1), Emmelina monodactyla (1), Pale Eggar (1), Chinese Character (1), Common Marbled Carpet (4), Double-striped Pug (3), Lesser Treble-bar (1), Brimstone Moth (4), Common White Wave (1), Common Wave (1), Light Emerald (3), Turnip Moth (1), Heart and Dart (1), Flame Shoulder (1), Large Yellow Underwing (13), Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (1), Small Square-spot (1), Setaceous Hebrew Character (3), Square-spot Rustic (8), Common Wainscot (4), Centre-barred Sallow (2), Flounced Rustic (1), Dark Arches (1), Rosy Rustic (1) & Snout (1). Hopefully there'll be a bit of an improvement in numbers with slightly warmer conditions forecast for the next couple of nights, but it'll happen anyway within a week or two once the ivy blossom is fully out and autumn species such as Lunar Underwing and the Sallows get underway.
Another look at our Norway Maple yesterday produced two recently-vacated mines of Stigmella aceris, a species I noticed here for the first time last year when a mine was found on a fallen leaf beneath the tree. It is good to know that it is still resident.
|Stigmella aceris on Norway Maple, Westcott 1st September|