Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Butterfly Conservation's E-moth for November

The latest issue of E-moth from Butterfly Conservation should be available at the link here.

Friday, 12 November 2021

Radford's Flame Shoulder


This Radford's Flame Shoulder was attracted to mv light at Norchard, Worcs, last night. The first Worcestershire record of this scarce migrant was recorded at Malvern the previous night, as far as I know. This follows the first record for Herefordshire in early November last year.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Pearly Underwing

Pearly Underwing and Diamond-back here in Worcester overnight. 22 species in all which also included a fresh (2nd brood ?) Phycita roborella, the still declining Figure of 8 and Feathered Thorn which was NFY

Monday, 11 October 2021

Cypress Carpet in Colwall

 My first Cypress Carpet on October 8th. Also a Blair's Shoulder Knot so you can tell what hedge we have in our garden.

  

Last night 10th despite minimum of 6deg I was surprised to find 2 Clifden Nonpareil in the trap. They refused to pose with hindwings showing.  Phyl King



Muslin Moth



This Muslin Moth recorded on Saturday night was unseasonable but not unheard of at this time of year. The Red Sword-grass, also recorded on Saturday night, was my first at Norchard, Worcs, since 2010 and may well have been a migrant here.

Sunday, 10 October 2021

White Ermine on Bringsty Common

 The wind has switched to coming from the north after a few milder nights. Best night was the 8th with 29 species. Not much sign of migrant activity, but then they usually go straight to Bodenham anyway, but I did get a Dark Sword-grass and a Gem. There's a couple of other Gem records in the county (Herefordshire) as well. Last night there was a White Ermine in the trap, which is the latest record by some distance (previous was September 16th 2014). Another attempting to second brood?

Bringsty Common: White Ermine


Sunday, 26 September 2021

Wigmore Rolls

 Encouraged by the milder nights, I ran 2 Robinsons at the northern end of Wigmore Rolls on the 24th for my customary 3 hours. It was nice and warm but fairly quiet and a lot of book reading ensued. 24 macro species and 7 micro species. Highest count was Common Marled Carpet at 19 individuals. First appearances for me of Chestnut and Yellow-line Quaker. Of more interest were Orange Sallow (3), Flounced Chestnut (3), Streak (1) and a Mallow (1). Peter Hall

Wigmore Rolls: Flounced Chestnut

Wigmore Rolls: Streak

Wigmore Rolls:Pink-barred Sallow

Wigmore Rolls:Merveille du Jour