Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Bridgend garden night of 18Jun17

The night before last was a hot one and we had our best session for a long time with 132 moths of 52 species. Five of these were new for the garden; Argyresthia bonnetella, Coleophora lineolea, Bryotropha affinis, Blastodocna hollerella and Pammene fasciana taking the garden list to 411 (269/142). The following were all new for the year, Apple Leaf-miner, Bud moth, Pammene reggiana, Crambus pascuella, Crambus perlella, Scoparia pyralella, Eudonia lacustrata, Anania coronata, Udea olivalis (first since 2010), Crescent Plume (2013), Buff Arches, Common Emerald, Common Carpet, Cypress Carpet, Brown Silver-line (2009), Swallow-tailed moth, Mottled Beauty, Elephant Hawkmoth, Miller (2013)Mottled Rustic, Uncertain, Marbled White-spot (2006), Fan-foot and Small Fan-foot. We also caught 3 species of caddisfly (Little Black Caddisfly, Small Silver Sedge and probable Lepidostoma hirtum).



  1. That's a great haul! I'd be cautious of Coleophora lineola though, as that's the only one of a whole load of lookalikes that is illustrated in the Guide.

  2. Thanks, its always great to get feedback. The antennae clinched it from the guides I work to! I've got a photo of it somewhere, probably still on my wife's camera!