Tuesday 9 July 2013


Micros featured more strongly than of late in last night’s haul of 85 species in the garden trap (I decided to run the 400w bulb as it was a good night). Remarkably 3 new species for the site were recorded, taking us unofficially to 700 species! (though none of them are easy species so any comments on the id’s welcome, but I'm pretty comfortable with them). The highlights included Hollyhock Seed Moth 1, Bilberry Tortrix 1 (New), Lozotaenia forsterana 3, Red-barred Tortrix 1, Epiblema costipunctana 1 (New), Pammene regiana 1, Grapholita tenebrosana 1 (New), Meal Moth 1, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1, Freyer's Pug 1 and Double Line 8.
 Bilberry Tortrix
Epiblema costipunctana
Grapholita tenebrosana
(silvery palps not that clear in this shot)


  1. Well done Barry - 700 sp!!!!!!!!.....perhaps you should now come more frequently into vc44...you`d be welcomed!

  2. I'll see if I can sort out my visa application!