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


Hi, caught this Cydia amplana on 9/9 in SP07.  I am not sure what the status is in Worcestershire?

Also, Convolvulus Hawk-moth on 11/9


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Scarce Bordered Straw

Been quite the Groundhog Day here in Evesham with the trap primarily being visited by Setaceous Hebrew Character and Square-spot Rustic.

Autumnal moths have started to put in an appearance with Centre-barred Sallow, Lunar Underwing, Brown-spot Pinion and last night Black Rustic.

A nice surprise was a Scarce Bordered Straw, a first for my Evesham garden, I'd only recorded it in my Bidford garden in 2015 & 2017


Buttoned Snout

 This Buttoned Snout was feeding on ivy near my house at Norchard, Worcs last night.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Convolvulus Hawk-moth

 I found this Convolvulus Hawk-moth revving up on a footpath at Norchard, Worcs this morning. It soon disappeared into the distance.

Friday, 10 September 2021

Worcestershire arrivals

At least two Cydia amplana have been recorded in Worcestershire this week at Upton Snodsbury and Norchard. Thought to be for the first time, and following on from plenty of sightings of the migrant further South in the country. A Dark Crimson Underwing was at Norchard last night a first record for the site.

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Clifden Nonpareil in Lyonshall

 A slow start in my garden last night - only a dozen species in the first 90 minutes, trap (Robinson MV)  left running overnight and found this inside this morning.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Oblique Carpet

 46 species in my garden trap last night (August 31st) which considering it got quite chilly, was not too bad. All the usual things plus an Oblique Carpet. 8th county record and first since 2013. Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: Oblique Carpet