Lunar Underwing has quickly become the most numerous species in the garden with 44 individuals caught last night. Amongst the others was Bright-line Brown-eye, a moth which does sometimes have a partial second brood at this time of year although I personally haven't had a September record of it since 2010.
|Dusky-lemon Sallow, Westcott 22nd September|
|Bright-line Brown-eye, Westcott 22nd September|
A further look at our young hazel three days ago produced a second leaf-mining species, this time Phyllonorycter nicellii (another new one for the garden list!) whose tell-tale mines are on the underside of the leaf although they leave a characteristic pattern on the upper surface as shown in the image below.
|Mine of Phyllonorycter nicellii on hazel|