Saturday 21 August 2021

 Interesting moths in the trap recently were: Bulrush Wainscot, which was new for the garden, my 2nd record of Lesser Spotted Pinion and Cydia amplana, and more Jersey Tigers. Further afield some Grass Snakes were showing well at Dan's Dock at Oare Marshes where they were hunting Froglets, and the Silver-washed Fritillary at North Bishopden Wood was much the closest to the village I've seen one.

  Bulrush Wainscot


                                                                     Lesser Spotted Pinion


                                                                          Grass Snake

Silver-washed Fritillary



Thursday 5 August 2021

By the end of July the garden moth list had reached 283 for the year which is 45 less than at the same stage last year. Recent more interesting species have been Garden Tiger, which is a garden first after 22 years of trapping. Also the first Jersey Tiger of the year and the micro Recurvaria nanella which was new species for the garden list. At Dungeness a Great Green Bush-cricket showed well-a species I can no longer hear!                                                                         

                                                                         Garden Tiger 

Jersey Tiger
Recurvaria nanella
Great Green Bush-cricket