29 species in the garden trap this morning, the best being 2 Brindled Green, Turnip Moth, Acleris sparsana, 2 Autumn Rustic and second generation Swammerdamia caesiella.
Yesterday, 14 species of leaf-mining moth were noted at Pwlldu including Ectoedemia angulifasciella on Dog-rose, some vacated and therefore only putative mines of Bucculatrix bechsteinella on Hawthorn (I’ll put a pic up later and would welcome comments), Phyllonorycter acerifoliella on Field Maple and there were plenty mines of Grapholita tenebrosana on the hips of Dog-rose. Non-leps noted included mines of Scaptomyza flava on Sea Radish and Eriophyes convolvens galls on Spindle.
|Grapholita tenebrosana mines in rose hips|
|possible Bucculatrix bechsteinella, a short mine with gallery filled with frass leading to small blotch, plus adjacent external feeding on upper leaf|