|Garden Tiger and friends, Westcott 26th July|
Moths new for the year over the past few nights have included the following:
(23rd) Metzneria metzneriella, Black Arches.
(24th) Dusky Brocade.
(25th) Marbled Beauty.
(26th) Ypsolopha dentella, August Thorn, Sycamore.
(27th) Prochoreutis myllerana, Eana osseana, Ancylis badiana, Catoptria pinella, Pyralis farinalis,
Stenoptilia pterodactyla, Pebble Hook-tip, Phoenix, Wormwood Pug, September Thorn, Mouse Moth,
Last night's garden catch was the best of the week so far, with 148 species appearing. If confirmed (and they'll get critical examination to be sure), then Prochoreutis myllerana and Eana osseana will each be only the second records for Bucks as well as being new additions to the site list (I'm now only about a dozen short of reaching 900 species at Westcott). I might have had another if I hadn't messed up trying to pot a Bactra species which looked good for furfurana and it flew off!
|Probable Prochoreutis myllerana, Westcott 27th July|
|Probable Eana osseana, Westcott 27th July|
On the migrant front I've not had anything as exciting as Martin Wainwright's Four-spotted Footman but Rush Veneer (Nomophila noctuella), Rusty-dot Pearl (Udea ferrugalis) and Silver Y have put in appearances over the past few nights along with, of course, the inevitable Diamond-back Moths (Plutella xylostella).