|Zelleria hepariella, Westcott 27th July|
|Small Rufous, Westcott 28th July|
|Bordered Pug, Westcott 30th July|
In contrast to the garden, trapping sessions in local woodland over the past week or so have been very poor and the "late-Summer lull" is definitely under way there. For example, a three-hour session with a single MV trap in Bernwood Forest last night (30th July) produced only 31 macro species. There was far more micro activity, with Carcina quercana, Pandemis corylana, Agriphila straminella and Phycita roborella around in some numbers, but again little of any great interest amongst the 40 or more species recorded. Just about the most exciting thing in the trap (apart from the 10 hornets...) was the aberrant example of Pandemis corylana illustrated below which had no markings at all!
|Aberrant Pandemis corylana, Bernwood Forest 30th July|