Saturday, 29 October 2016

Azalea Leaf-Miner

The forecast on Friday night was too tempting, and the garden trap didn't disappoint: Grey Shoulder-Knot,  Blair's Shoulder-Knot, Yellow-line Quaker (f. obsoleta), Red-line Quaker (2), Red-Green Carpet (2), Black Rustic, Feathered Ranunculus, Angle Shades (2), Garden Carpet, Square-spot Rustic, Phyllonorycter messaniella and Caloptilia azaleella.

Simon

2 comments:

  1. Great stuff Simon. I have only found the mines of Phyllonorycter messaniella so far, but they were in your neck of the woods.
    Caloptilia azaleella is yet another 'first'.

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  2. Before this year there have been only 3 Garden carpet records in the second half of October. The latest of these was on the 22nd, recorded by Simon in 2014. The other 2 were in 2013 and 2015. Is this another sign that our climate is getting warmer or just greater interest in recording moths?

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