Saturday, 22 August 2015

Maidenhead garden firsts

Not very good catches over the last week, but two garden first have made things worth while.
On 18th a single Tree-lichen Beauty and on 21st a single Cypress Pug.
Dominant species in the catches have been Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing and Willow Beauty for the macros and Epiphyas postvittana for the micros.
Agriphila geniculea has just started to turn-up.

Martin Albertini


  1. By far the commonest in my back garden over the last couple of nights have been Large Yellow Underwing, Blastobasis adustella and Agriphila geniculea - all very abundant.
    1 Epiphyas postvittana, 2, maybe 3 Willow Beauties and a very few Lesser Broad-bordered Y U, which were not in the first flush, by and large.
    Congratulations on the Tree Lichen Beauty. Quite a few are being reported at the moment, it seems to me, particularly in the Eastern part of Herts.
    Cypress Pug must still be quite scarce in this region (?).

    1. Andy

      Since 2008 there are 18 records for Bucks, extending South from just North of Aylesbury. Six of the records are from the Burnham Beeches Rothamsted trap.


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