Only 30 moths of 17 species in the garden last night. The following were firsts for the year for us:
Tony & Ina
|Heart and Dart|
|Marbled White Spot|
The first night of this years NMN and the theme this year is Woodland.
Around 120 plus individuals of c53 species on the edge of some mixed woodland and I am sure there would have been more if it wasn't for a very helpful Robin this morning. Nothing so spectacular as the Striped Hawk-moth but some old favourites returning again. In fact not a Hawk-moth of any description which surprised me...the robin didn't look that fat! 😋
|Clay Triple Lines|
|Small Angle Shades|
|Small Clouded Brindle|
A rather meagre haul last night - 24 moths of 19 species - was improved by a Bordered Straw. Less notable FFYs included Elephant Hawk Moth, Knot Grass and White-spotted Pug, and it was good to see Tawny-barred Angle in the garden trap.
I've had up to two Tachystola acroxantha in the trap recently (but not last night) and Alder and Marbled Coronet last weekend.
My micro-seeking perambulations elsewhere have been moderately successful: Dichrorampha plumbagana at Tanybwlch, Phyllonorycter geniculella near Bow Street, and Epinotia subocellana at Cross Inn.
Surprisingly small catch last night with only 19 macros and 6 micros, but 9 May Bugs and a Ladybird. Of the 12 macro species, those below were firsts for the year:
Tony & Ina
A warmer, wet night produced 161 moths of 32 macro species from traps in the garden and oak woodland. Here are a few photos of some of the new species for this year.
Carolyn & Evan
|Lesser Swallow Prominent|
|Tawny-barred Angle (melanistic)|