Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Bringsty Common

Catches of late have been between 50 and 60 species, but very little of interest. Last night it dropped a bit to 44 species, but the decline is to be expected. I did get one unusual moth and that was a Scorched Wing. Looking back through the Herefordshire records, in 2018 there were 2 early August records indicating a possible second brood attempt, otherwise this moth is over by early July. The 30th August is the latest by some distance and looking in the National Atlas book, may even be the latest for the UK. Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: Scorched Wing


Epermenia on the Doward

 An Epermenia falciformis appeared in my actinic trap sited close to a considerable amount Angelica. If accepted by Peter this would, I think, be new for the Doward and ca.12th for VC36. ( and not just a new species but a new family for me!). I see from Peter's database that E. chaerophyllella has previously been recorded here by others

I also caught Annulet on three nights between 4 and 10th August. Sorry for poor pic)

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Twin-spotted Wainscot in Colwall

An unlikely visitor to my Colwall garden light trap on 10th August, a second record for Twin-spotted Wainscot in Herefordshire.  Phyl King

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Bringsty Common August 14th

Still a steady stream of moth arrivals on nights when I run the trap here. Last night I recorded 54 macro species and 19 micro species. Following on from the Bedstraw Hawk sighting, I'm also seeing signs of migrants here too, although this isn't noted as good spot for seeing them at all. The night before a Dark Sword-grass and last night a number of Silver Y and one Palpita vitrealis. Angle-striped Sallow continue to turn up - 3 last night - and this is easily the best season so far for them. I also recorded one at Wigmore Rolls the other evening. Otherwise a mix of late Summer species, second broods and so on. Yponomeuta rorrella also here again and a Tissue. Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: female Black Arches

Bringsty Common: Palpita vitrealis

Bringsty Common: Tissue


Saturday, 14 August 2021

Bedstraw Hawkmoth

 This morning (14th August 2021) I found a Bedstraw Hawkmoth in my trap at Bridstow. Peter Hall kindly confirmed the identity of the moth.

Richard Clements

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Palpita vitrealis

The migrant moth, Palpita vitrealis was at Norchard, Worcs 2nd of Aug to actinic light. A Bedstraw Hawkmoth was recorded at Redditch on the 1st Aug, following another at Church Stretton, Shropshire.