Most numerous amongst the micros last night were Chrysoteuchia culmella (51) and Yponomeuta evonymella (22). There's evidence to suggest that some of the latter might be migrants although no other migratory species attended the trap. The only species new for the year were Acleris aspersana and Agriphila tristella (so it will soon be time to start searching for the look-alike Agriphila selasella too). The large Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta is always a welcome sight and this was its fifth appearance this year when normally I'm lucky to get one.
|Agriphila tristella, Westcott 18th July|
|Myelois circumvoluta, Westcott 18th July|