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

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Overdue - Bordered Straw

Back when I was writing this blog more regularly, I started an occasional thread with the label overdue. Before I post another one, a quick recap on those that have gone before:

Garden Tiger - no further records since 2001.
Sprawler - no further records since 2001.
Feathered Gothic - no further records since 2002.
Figure of Eight - no further records since 2002.
Carpatolechia proximella - no further records since 2003.

The only two that are no longer overdue are:
December Moth - four in 2013.
Seraphim - one in 2016 and two so far in 2017.

My garden has never been blessed with regular migrants, aside from the very commonest species: Silver Y and Diamond-back Moth are annual, Rusty Dot Pearl and Rush Veneer just about and Dark Sword-grass has turned up 11 times between 2000 and 2013. I am still to record some migrants in the garden that might be considered as fairly regular even for an inland county: Gem, Convolvulous Hawk-moth, Small Mottled Willow. Otherwise, most of my garden migrants have been one-offs. One that I think is now overdue for a reappearance is Bordered Straw.

My sole garden record is of this one that came to light on 05/09/2006 during what was a pretty good year for immigration anyway.

This is not exactly an outlandish species to hope for, I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

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