Friday, 29 September 2017

Crocidosema plebejana

Despondent after seeing Marc's report, I almost forgot about this little chap which I potted from one of the vanes of the garden actinic trap last night.  It is Crocidosema plebejana, a fairly recent colonist of the UK which has become established along southern coastal counties and seems to be spreading inland.  I had it here in the garden as a first for Bucks on 29th August 2015.  That was followed by another on 2nd January 2016, right at the end of a remarkable period of migrant activity over that Christmas/New Year holiday period.  This third record may also have been as the result of migration northwards from the south coast but I'm not aware of any other records for the county so there is the possibility that it has become established around here - I hope so!  Otherwise last night's migrant activity in the trap at Westcott was limited to four Silver Ys, while singletons of Feathered Thorn and Yellow-line Quaker were new for the garden year-list.

Crocidosema plebejana, Westcott 28th September
Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks   

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