Thursday, 18 June 2015


There were 201 moths of 52 species in the garden trap this morning, with more than half of the total (103) being Heart & Darts. The only migrants were a Bordered Straw (just 10th garden record in 19 years) and a rather small and worn Ni Moth (2nd g.r.), which was snuggled deep in the grass about 5m from the trap. This was a lucky last minute spot as I was clearing things away; I’d already performed my usual systematic spiral search of the lawn before looking in the trap, but obviously I was a bit blurry-eyed at 5am! The only other things of general interest included Epinotia bilunana 1 (2nd g.r.), Grass Rivulet 2 (5th g.r.), Freyer's Pug 1 (28th g.r.) & Dog's Tooth 1 (48th g.r.).


  1. Sounds like a good catch. You did well to spot the Ni.