... The totals for last night’s trap were 315 individuals of 89 species, additional species of interest including Phtheochroa inopiana 1 (24th garden record), Lozotaenia forsterana 1 (30th g.r.), Pammene regiana 2 (20th g.r.), Pammene fasciana 2 (7th g.r.), Lesser Wax Moth 1 (4th g.r.), Dioryctria abietella 1 (2nd g.r.), Sloe Pug 1 (8th g.r.), Bordered White 10 (10th g.r., all previous records singletons), Eyed Hawk-moth 5 (70th g.r., highest count), Elephant Hawk-moth 23 (274th g.r., second highest count) & Scarce Silver Lines (11th g.r.). There were also 8 species of hemiptera including Deraeocoris flavilinea 8 (listed as Vagrant/Accidental, though I suspect now an established colonist) & Juniper Shieldbug 1. Three soldier-flies were noted including Nemotelus notatus 1 (5th g.r.) and finally there were 3 Harlequin Ladybirds (only 5th g.r., though I’ve seen vast quantities in Swansea). Yesterday I saw our first ever garden Marbled White, so things are certainly moving around.
|Lesser Wax Moth|
|Juniper Shield Bug|