Minimum temperature on Friday night, 27th July, dropped to 8.3 degrees centigrade but there were still several new species for the year in the trap on Saturday morning.
First of all the elegant Willow Beauty
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
The collar on this species is a delicate pale green when freshly emerged. I think this particular moth looks rather cute as if its wearing an alice band!
Marbled Beauty - these pretty little moths look as though they are covered in lichen (apologies the next 2 photos are rather blurred!)
Common Rustic - it is impossible to distinguish between Common, Lesser Common and Remm's Rustics without dissecting genitalia so this will remain the Common variety!
Riband Wave - not new for year but I love this species
and a nice looking Dark Arches
I am struggling on this micro moth. Its quite large for a micro about 12mm long and wingspan about 4mm. Looking at the new micro book my best guess is Athrips mouffetella which would be a totally new species for the garden.
Edit - Many thanks to Stewart - this is Phycitodes binaevella
As always if any of my identifications are incorrect or if anyone can help with the micro I would be exceedingly grateful.
Summary of Moths Trapped Friday, 27th July
9.00 until dawn
Minimum Temperature 8.3 degrees centigrade
15w Actinic Skinner Trap
2381 Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines) x 21
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) x 1
1921 Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria) x 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apama monoglypha) x 2
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) x 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) x 1 New for Year
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) x 1 New for Year
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) x 1 New for Year
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) x 2 New for Year
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) x 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) x 2
1294 Crambus pascuella x 2
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) x 1
2343 Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis) x 3 New for Year
0762 Athrips mouffetella x 1 ? Would be New for Garden
Edit the micro is Phycitodes binaevella - a new garden species.
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