|Prays ruficeps, Westcott 6th May|
|Phtheochroa rugosana, Westcott 6th May|
Today's pleasant sunshine prompted me to have a look at the daisy flowers on the lawn and, as hoped for, I found my first tiny Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella of the year.
I ran a couple of MV traps in Bernwood Forest last night but it wasn't as successful as at Finemere Wood the previous night and I chalked up just 30 species in the usual three hours. The only newcomers for the year were Capua vulgana, Little Emerald and Barred Umber, although it was also very nice to see Birch Mocha and Peacock Moth again. The Little Emerald was actually green! This means that it must have been freshly emerged as they seem to be by far the quickest of the green moths to lose their colour.
|Capua vulgana, Bernwood Forest 6th May|
|Little Emerald, Bernwood Forest 6th May|