|Cauchas fibulella, Finemere Wood 22nd May|
I expected more from last night's garden catch here at Westcott, the actinic bringing in only 39 moths of 27 species and only one of them a micro, but no doubt things will improve as this week progresses. There were, however, five new ones for the year-list: Notocelia cynosbatella, Purple Bar, Light Emerald, True Lover's Knot & Brown Rustic. Being a heathland specialist, True Lover's Knot is not a moth I should expect here at all so it was presumably dispersing from elsewhere (like the Narrow-winged Pugs which others have been noting in unlikely places over the last week or two). Very nice indeed that it should stray in this direction, becoming the garden's 415th macro species - new ones are becoming more and more difficult to get!
|True Lover's Knot, Westcott 21st May|