Sunday, 4 September 2016

Palpita vitrealis

Because of the wet and windy conditions I was in two minds whether to run the garden trap at all last night, but it was certainly worth it as this splendid migrant micro was found on the outside just before midnight.  When checked this morning there was little else of note in the rather small catch (85 moths of 26 species) apart from yet another Udea ferrugalis and the garden's second White-point of the season.  White-point is undoubtedly a resident in all three of our counties these days.

Palpita vitrealis, Westcott 3rd September

White-point, Westcott 3rd September

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks 


  1. Nice migrant catch, Dave. Let's hope for a few more over the coming week!

  2. P vitrealis: Not only a good catch in Bucks, but quite a good quality specimen; especially considering how far it has probably flown/been blown.


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