|Vapourer caterpillar, 7th September|
I had a smart red specimen of Centre-barred Sallow to the garden trap here at Westcott, Bucks on 8th September. I've seen this form once previously, back in September 2010 at Pilch Fields near Great Horwood in Bucks, and it was then considered sufficiently unusual to be worthy of a Note in the Entomologist's Record (Ent. Rec. 123: 52).
|Centre-barred Sallow, 8th September|
A visit to the National Trust's Ashridge Estate, Bucks with Andy King on 9th September produced few moths overall but we did get double-digit counts of our two target species, Autumnal Rustic and Hedge Rustic. Amongst the 18 Autumnal Rustics caught was the smart specimen illustrated below:
|Autumnal Rustic, 9th September|