It's been a good few days with the moth trap here in central Oxford culminating in a record breaking (for my modest garden) catch of 80+ moths last night. Naturally there have been quite a few "new for year" moths including: Mottled Pug, Flame Shoulder, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Willow Beauty, Currant Pug, Lesser Treble-bar, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Vine's Rustic and Rustic Shoulder-knot for the macros and Celypha lacunana, Notocelia cynosbatella, Pyrausta aurata, Common Nettle Tap, Udea Olivalis and Pseudargyrotoza conwagana for the micros.
|The unpronounceable Pseudargyrotoza conwagana|
Naturally after such a big haul I have a couple of queries left over. The first I think is actually a Caddis Fly rather than a moth but I just want to check. The second is a dark Pug which I am struggling with. Comments would be most welcome.
|Actually a Caddis Fly?|