This is, at least for the moment, still scarce in VC55 with no records prior to 2010. Mine is just the fifth record from a fourth site - and a nice tick for me to boot.
I put both garden traps out last night and I fully expected to improve on recent catches. A year-first Twenty-plume Moth before dark was a good omen. I guess it depends on what you are using as a reference: compared to typical mid-May garden catches it was pretty poor, but compared to recent events it was awsome! Needless to say most of the catch was new for the year.
Total catch 16 of 8sp.
(125W MV 8 of 5sp., 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 8 of 6sp.)
0409a Argyresthia trifasciata 1 (NFY)
0608 Elachista rufocinerea 1
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 2
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 4 (NFY)
1817 Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata) 1 (NFY)
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 3 (NFY)
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
1936 Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria) 2 (NFY)
2078 Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis) 1 (NFY)
Least Black Arches
The traps will be out again tonight ........