Moth activity has continued at a low level in the garden for all except one of the past seven nights, with Sunday 7th being the only blank. However, there have been few new species for the year. On the 6th I had a putative Mompha bradleyi which has been retained for dissection. The night of the 8th brought in six species, of which Agonopterix ocellana and Oak Beauty (two of them) were new for the year, then I had to wait until last night (11th) when the garden's first Red Chestnut of the season turned up alongside the inevitable batch of Common Quakers.
|Mompha species, Westcott 6th March|
|Agonopterix ocellana, Westcott 8th March|
|Oak Beauty, Westcott 8th March|
|Red Chestnut, Westcott 11th March|
Dave Wilton Westcott, Bucks