Is it just me, or has all of the Blackthorn suddenly sprung to life over the last couple of days?
The garden moth traps last night produced another yeartick, but the windy conditions limited numbers despite the mild temps. 16 of 8sp. was the total (125W MV 10 of 8, 80W actinic 6 of 3).
0663 Diurnea fagella 1
0667 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 [first for year]
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 3
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 2
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 6
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1
Diurnea fagella - a darker form with a rubbed right wing
Semioscopis steinkellneriana - a classic example of why vernacular names are useful ...
Just off out for a bit of local woodland mothing seeing as the conditions look good.