Sunday, 25 October 2020
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Having just returned from Scilly and had a disappointing time with
migrants, it's ironic that I should get such a flush of them in the
garden including a county first. The Spoladea recurvalis provided
some entertainment, when it flew onto the cone I knew what it was
immediately but fluffed it with the pot. I came inside to look it up and
then wasn't sure thinking it might be Pyrausta nigrata which can
fly in October - fortunately, unknown to me it flew down into the trap
without drowning itself so I was pleased and relieved to find it again
under an egg box.
Over 2 nights I recorded the folloing migrants:
October 20th: Silver Y (1), Vestal (1), Palpita vitrealis (1)
October 21st: Spoladea recurvalis (1) - county first, Palpita vitrealis (2), Diamond-back (1), Gem (1), Dark Sword Grass (1).
|Bodenham: Spoladea recurvalis|
|Bodenham: Dark Sword Grass|
|Bodenham: Palpita vitrealis|
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
I first saw this Hummingbird Hawk-moth at 8.30 am on a cold Sunday morning the 11th of October in my garden at Norchard, Worcs. This photo was taken later on the same morning and presumably the same individual feeding on a Salvia. I had found a Vestal feeding on ivy on the 2nd of October. Unfortunately it had disappeared when I got back with my camera.