Although none came to the trap, a dozen or more Agonopterix sp moths were seen sitting around on the broom at Old Wavendon Heath and, while at first glance they looked rather like one of the more common species, I'm now reasonably sure that they were the broom-feeding Agonopterix scopariella for which there are only two previous VC24 records, both from the RIS trap at Burnham Beeches. A torchlight search also produced a couple of active spinnings on the broom which each contained the brown larvae of Agonopterix assimilella.
|Broom-tip, Old Wavendon Heath 22nd April|
|Agonopterix scopariella? Old Wavendon Heath 22nd April|