Saturday, 26 August 2017


We set two traps in our nearby mixed woodland last night.  A good catch included two significantly declining moths - Anomalous & Hedge Rustic - and a Barred Hook-tip no doubt linked to the nearby beech plantation.

Carolyn & Evan
Anomalous (m)

Anomalous (f)

Hedge Rustic
Barred Hook-tip


  1. Anomalous was reported to have declined nationally by 94% in 40 years to 2007. The numbers in Ian's RIS trap have collapsed but the number of county records has been increasing in recent years. There are only 28 records for Barred Hook-tip, 11 since 2000, 5 of which were in 2013. Hedge Rustic declined by 97% nationally in 40 years to 2007. The county records show a similar decline but the number of records has been increasing since then.

  2. Thanks for the photos of the Anomalous. I caught and photographed one on the 4th September last year but had failed to find it in the book. Tony tells me that it was the second for Llawrcwrt, Adrian Fowles having recorded one in 1984.