Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Llandaff North last night

The moth season seems to have suddenly sparked into life, with the transition from early spring to late spring species happening over just a few days. Last night I had 10 species new for the garden this year: Least Black Arches, Common Carpet, Brown Silver-line, Knot Grass, Spectacle, Waved Umber, Brindled Pug, Mompha epilobiella, Cochylis atricapitana and Esperia sulpurella

And no Orthosias! As much as I welcome the first Hebrew Character of the year, I'm always pleased to see the back of them as it means we're getting into the main moth season.

Esperia sulphurella

1 comment:

  1. Similarly in Llanishen a 'good' night, although not as good as yours with 13 species in total. Just two Noctuids (Flame Shoulder and Common Quaker), the rest being Geos (Golden-rod Pug, Brindled Pug, Flame Carpet, Garden Carpet, Brimstone, Small Phoenix) and micros (Elachista canapennella, Epihyas postvittana, Mompha subbistrigella, Psychoides filicivora, & a Paronix (probably anglicella))