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

Thursday, 28 May 2009

From the garden trap, 25/05/2009

A pretty good night, best of the year so far in fact, despite a torrential downpour at c01:00. Biggest surprise came when I went to empty the traps in the morning and disturbed a Painted Lady from the vanes of the actinic trap! Also another garden first in the shape of an unexpected Treble Lines. A Clouded-bordered Brindle also turned up; a rare visitor to my garden suggesting some movement during the night. Total catch 120 of 40sp. (125W MV 61 of 27sp., 80W actinic 59 of 26sp.) First for garden: Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica) 1 First for year in garden: Firethorn Leaf Miner (Phyllonorycter leucographella) 1 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 2 Elachista argentella 1 Syndemis musculana 1 Epiblema trimaculana 1 Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria) 1 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 1 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1 Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata) 1 Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata) 2 Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae) 1 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 2 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 1 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1 Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata) 1 Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 1 Highest counts: Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 20 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 11 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 10 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 9 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 9

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