Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Red-belted Clearwing

One of two Red-belted Clearwings attracted to a pheromone lure in an orchard at Wofferwood Common today.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wood Sage Plume

This distinctive Wood Sage Plume, Capperia britanniodactylus, came to my garden at Norchard, Worcs  last night for the first time. It has been recorded from Hartlebury Common, which is only three miles away, and may have roamed from there. The lower picture is a Dotted Border Wave which was netted on the Common in 2007.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Dodford 8th June 2018

A mainly clear night with a low of 12.9. I put out a 2 traps and got 61 species. New for the year included Mottled Rustic, Nemophora degeerella (male), Broom moth and Cochylis nana.

New for the garden was Ananaia fuscalis

Anania fuscalis

And one that I am not sure of. 
I've been through all the small waves and the best I can come up with is Dotted Border Wave? Wingspan is about 20mm. However DBW only seems to have been recorded in Hartlebury Common in Worcestershire.

Any thoughts?

Pete Smith 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Schoenobius gigantella

A new species for Worcestershire trapped by Alan Prior in his Hall Green garden on the 3rd June.

Schoenobius gigantella Photo Alan Prior

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Hummingbird Hawk-moth

This Hummingbird Hawk-moth came to my Valerian at Norchard, Worcs on Sunday evening. There were around twenty Silver Y moths also present. A bat sp. landed in the Valerian last night presumably after the Silver Y's.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Mansell Gamage Monday 04/06/18

About 28 species last night including an Orange Footman

I would appreciate confirmation of the following two:

I think this may be a Vine's Rustic?

Is this a Dark Brocade?


Mansell Gamage

I'm glad to be trapping again after a prolonged problem with my light. Sunday 3rd June recorded about 22 species. I could do with help with the following:

Coronet f. coronula. Can anyone confirm?

Can anyone identify this one please? FW length about 15mm

Thank You.