The mothing has been steady going over the last week or so here in central Oxford with catches ranging from the mid twenties to the mid forties, the latter being quite good for my modest garden. I've managed to pass the 100 mark on my garden year list now with new additions being: Large Yellow Underwing, Bright Line Brown Eye, Common White Wave, Small Dusty Wave, Ribband Wave, Uncertain, Common Wainscot, Mottled Beauty and a presumed Pearly Underwing. On the micro front I've been trying to get my head around the numerous Scoparia/Eudonia species which all look identical to me - far harder than pugs! For the micro year list I've added: Lozotaenia forsterana, Red-barred Tortrix, Dipleurina lacustrata, Variegated Gold Tortrix, Holly Tortrix, Bramble Shoot Moth and Plum Tortrix. I've included a photo of the Pearly Underwing for confirmation purposes.
|presumed Pearly Underwing|