Thursday, 4 August 2016

Crescent Dart and ?Paraswammerdamia nebulella

I've not had much to report recently.  Moth numbers may be low but the expected variety of species still seems to be coming through.  In the garden trap this week was a Crescent Dart (a bit later than other recorders, see Tony's blog post of 8th July and the post by Carolyn & Evan on 12th July, but still within the flight season) and a micro that needs a nod/shake of the head - a possible Paraswammerdamia nebulella, but is it sufficiently well-marked? 
Migrant-wise, I had my first Hummingbird Hawkmoth of the year on 21st July but so far only 6 Silver Y records. 

?Paraswammerdamia nebulella (lightened to show markings)
A worn Crescent Dart