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

Thursday, 31 July 2008

From the garden trap - 28/07/2008

Another warm and wet night, another good list, and another garden first macro.

Buff Footman - as with the Dingy, an expected garden first.

Total catch 341 of 84sp.
(125W MV 202 of 64sp., 80W actinic 139 of 44sp.)

First for garden:
Buff Footman (Eilema depressa) 1

First for year in garden:
Argyresthia brockeella 1
Agonopterix subpropinquella 1
Maiden's Blush (Cyclophora punctaria) 1
Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 1
Bordered Pug (Eupithecia succenturiata) 1
Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 1
Highest counts:
Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 36
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 34
Blastobasis adustella 30
Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 25
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 24
Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 15
Other highlights:
Dioryctria abietella 1

Maiden's Blush - second for garden, first was in June 2000.

Bordered Pug

Yellow Shell

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