(5th) Crassa unitella, Carcina quercana, Pandemis heparana, Apotomis betuletana, Eudonia truncicolella,
Nomophila noctuella, Pyralis farinalis, Ghost Moth, Round-winged Muslin, Brown-tail, Slender
Brindle, Bordered Sallow
(6th) Eana incanana, Eucosma campoliliana, Pleuroptya ruralis, Kent Black Arches, Double Lobed
(7th) Acrobasis repandana, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet (by day), Muslin Footman, Buff Footman,
(8th) Argyresthia goedartella, Ypsolopha dentella, Epermenia chaerophyllella, Catoptria pinella, Barred Red,
Lesser Yellow Underwing, Varied Coronet, Olive, Marbled White Spot
(9th) Epinotia signatana, Lesser Cream Wave, Garden Tiger, Scarce Silver-lines
(10th) Anarsia innoxiella, Carpatolechia alburnella, Zeiraphera isertana, Agriphila tristella, Acrobasis
advenella, Stenoptilia pterodactyla, Shaded Broad-bar, Obscure Wainscot, Miller, Suspected
|Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet, Westcott 7th July|
|Garden Tiger, Westcott 9th July|
|Bordered Sallow, Westcott 5th July|
The Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet was a very worn individual and is only the second recorded here, the last one being in June 2005. It visited the miniscule patch of trefoil and scabious which passes for our wildflower meadow (about 4ft square!). It is good to see that Garden Tiger continues to hang on locally despite all the severe declines elsewhere.
Of this period's collection, three species were completely new for the garden moth list, taking the total recorded here to 978 (437 macros): Carpatolechia alburnella, Barred Red and Suspected.
|Carpatolechia alburnella, Westcott 10th July|
|Barred Red, Westcott 8th July|
|Suspected, Westcott 10th July|
The Suspected was a poorly marked individual and could easily have been overlooked now that Common Rustic numbers are building (similar size and shape). Both it and alburnella are associated with birch but neither is common in Bucks, most of my records having come from places like Stoke Common and Rammamere Heath. Barred Red is/was found in small numbers in several of my local woods although the removal of conifers from nature reserves, currently in vogue, may affect its numbers.