Thursday 13 August 2015


Acrolepia autumnitella
475 individuals of 61 species with two new for the garden: Acrolepia autumnitella 1 & Gypsonoma aceriana 1. Unsurprisingly the commonest species were Large Yellow Underwing 128, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing ~70 & Lesser Yellow Underwing ~60. A few Silver Ys and a Small Mottled Willow were the only migrants.


  1. One new species for the garden in Llandaff North - Grapholita funebrana (is it a coincidence that we planted a plum tree last winter?). Also Canary-shouldered Thorn new for the year, and 44 Water Veneer.

    The odd thing was the almost total lack of yellow underwings, just one Large and five LBB. Maybe they are still aestivating here.

  2. That's very interesting. If it wasn't for the pesky bats, there would probably have been double the number of LYUs. We sat on the opposite side of the hedge from the trap for a little last night and while looking out for meteors witnessed a bat-banquet taking place at the same time. No Water Veneers here though.