Thursday, 15 September 2016

Vestals, Black-banded and more Silver Ys

200 moths of 23 species from last night's garden trap.  123 were Silver Ys (again mostly on the house walls) but in amongst them I spotted a Black-banded.  Excuse the poor photo, it was a long way up the wall.  Also, I haven't recorded a Vestal since 2013 and there were 5 this morning!


  1. The first Black-banded reported this year, after their best ever year in 2015. There were 3 Vestals at Llanon a couple of nights ago.

  2. Sarah,
    Wednesday night was a good night nationally for migrants. We were in Somerset on a moth course with David Brown and 17 Vestals and a Pearly Underwing were caught.