Saturday, 29 June 2013


Friday night saw another 'moths in YOUR garden' survey, this time just down the road from me in All Stretton. It was another successful night with several moths recorded, and an enjoyable couple of hours looking through them in the morning.

The highlight from the trap for looks was this rather smart Burnished Brass, a species that Graham also caught in his garden on the same night.

Burnished Brass

Another moth in the trap was the Small Angle Shades, a species that we have only record on a few occasions this spring. It is also one which has not featured here before.

Small Angle Shades

The new species for us were in the form of a few micro moths. We recorded two species that I have not seen before, the first was this Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix.

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix

The other new species was this Epiblema trimaculana, one of a few similar species. This is a common species which use hawthorn as the larval food plant.

Epiblema trimaculana
So a relatively modest 23 moths of 17 species held several surprises, and I look forward to running the trap in the same garden in a few weeks time.

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