Wednesday 25 May 2022

Since my last post I've recorded 2 new micro species for the garden list: Pammene suspectana and the Spotted Shoot Moth Rhyacionia pinivorana. Pammene suspectana has only been recorded in Kent for the first time this year. I've also been shown my first Dormouse by the local Dormouse group, and a trip to Bonsai Bank produced good numbers of Duke of Burgundy Butterflies, Dingy Skippers and Green Hairstreaks.

Pammene suspectana

Spotted Shoot Moth
Duke of Burgundy
Hazel Dormouse

Monday 2 May 2022

High presure and cold nights have generally continued to keep moth numbers down but there have been a few interesting species since my last post. With the help of a lure I my first Dewick's Plusia turned up in the trap on 26th April. This morning I recorded the 2nd Choclate-tip of the year-quite rare in my garden. Also 22nd April brought the first Toadflax Brocade of the year. Hobbies have arrived at Stodmarsh too.

Dewick's Plusia

Toadflax Brocade