Friday, 8 May 2015
Much better haul than last week but still not huge numbers as temperature dropped fairly sharply overnight. 44 moths of 20 species with a few new for the year. Puss moth is always nice to see and i've never caught one here. I usually get one Chocolate tip per year and it was a lovely pristine example but too flighty for a photo. Others new were white ermine, buff ermine, shuttle-shaped dart (another 1 per year species here), brown silver-line, brimstone and small phoenix. A handful of micros including diamond-back moth, Ancylis badiana and Elachista rufocinerea. As usual, thanks to Paul for helping out with the micros.