Thursday, 21 July 2011
Haworth's Pug @ Llandaff North
This worn specimen was in my MV trap this morning, and was new for the garden.
Looking at previous county records in my copy of MapMate, there were 20 individuals in 2006, 4 in 2007, only 1 in 2008, none at all in 2009, and then 2 in 2010. So it seems to have declined quickly after 2006 but may now be increasing again (I know Jake's had it this year). I've only been trapping here since 2007 so I missed the 2006 bumper year!
Other recent garden highlights: Batrachedra praeangusta (new for garden) and Euzophera pinguis (first since 2007).