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.



  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'.

  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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