Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Monday, 5 May 2008

From the garden trap - 03/05/2008

Total catch 13 of 8sp.
(125W Mv 8 of 6sp., 80W actinic 5 of 5sp.)

Caloptilia stigmatella 1
Argyresthia trifasciata 1
Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 1
Oak-tree Pug (Eupithecia dodoneata) 3
Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 3
Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica) 1
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 1
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1

Good to see the first Argyresthia trifasciata of the year - recorded annually since the first county record from my garden on 16th May 2002. Perhaps surprisingly given the crap weather through most of April, this is the earliest appearance by a day.

Angle Shades

You really need to see it in life / 3D to appreciate the superb creased wing shape

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