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))