Sunday, 3 September 2017

Westcott again

Last night's garden species total was slightly better at 42 although overall numbers were much the same as the previous night.  New for the year were Stenolechia gemmella, Acleris rhombana and (like Andrew Kershaw at Longwick) a Frosted Orange.

Stenolechia gemmella (deceased), Westcott 2nd September

Acleris rhombana, Westcott 2nd September

Frosted Orange, Westcott 2nd September

Stenolechia gemmella is new for the garden and was found amongst the detritus at the bottom of the trap, proving that it is always worth sifting through the deceased flies, etc each night!  Other species seen on 2nd September which I didn't get on the 1st included Bryotropha affinis, Blastobasis adustella, Celypha striana, Agriphila straminella, Chinese Character, Common Carpet, Small Phoenix, Dusky Thorn, Willow Beauty, Feathered Gothic, Straw Underwing, White-point & Red Underwing.

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

1 comment:

  1. My recent S. gemmella (alive) was also at the bottom of the trap and was noticed when picking out the final egg box. Obviously the place to look for them! Do you mean 'Other species which I didn't get....'?


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