Sunday, 27 August 2017

Gold spot and micros

After a long trip abroad (with many as-yet-unidentified moths!), it was good to get the garden trap out again this weekend. Highlights were a Gold Spot, Canary-shouldered Thorn and Azalea Leaf-miner.
And something that I think I should recognise ... but don't:
The jagged cross-lines seem to point towards Ostrinia nubilalis.

At Nanteos yesterday, this more easily identified Nemapogon clematella:


  1. Do you still have the ? Ostrinia nubilalis Simon. It looks similar but would be a county first.

    1. Sorry, no. If I understand the recording guidelines correctly, my omniscient county recorder can do this one from a photo!

    2. Oh aye, 'know all' eh? ;-)
      It does look like a female corn borer from the photo...just like to be sure with the county firsts...

  2. One was recorded on Skokholm on the 25th, see photo on their blog :!/2017/08/a-glorious-day-saw-small-arrival-of.html