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