Agree with bumper night.
Having emptied the fridge, bar a few going for gen det, I got to 211 of 64 species. Additional new for garden included Large Ivy Tortrix, Haworth's Pug, Ypsolopha sequella (the one with the rabbit on its back; neat), Ancylis achatana, Treble Brown Spot and Mottles Rustic.
Not a great night NE.London- 2 H&D, Treble-Brown Spot, Riband Wave, Blotched Emerald, Cypress Carpet and a lifer with Small-Blood Vein! Are they normally this warm in tonal value?
This looks pretty norml compared to what I catch but I had a very dark one a few days ago.
I've been told, that in relation to butterflies anyway, the darkness of some individuals can be influenced by temperature fluctuatrions, colder = darker.
oh and yes a Scarlet Tiger!!!!!!!!
Is there an influx or status change, it's on the Notts list I think but certainly not a moth I ever expected to catch here, best moth I've seen in Notts.
Edit: 'Waring' has it as 'Local SW, S, SE, possible immigrant' but I see that it's now resident in Warks so maybe not as unexpected as I thought?
The recent Atlas has just a couple of post-2000 dots for Notts so must still be a very good local record Andy.
Just got my catch processed before the rain started this morning. Scalloped oak, Grey Dagger agg, fan-foot and three common micros all NFY take me up to 126 for the garden year list. And interesting to get two very different Coronets to compare, a green one and a B+W one: surely should be two species!
And interesting to get two very different Coronets to compare, a green one and a B+W one: surely should be two species!
55 Macros recorded this month including three 'ticks' but several common species that I would usually have expected to see, still missing e.g Large and Lesser Yelow Underwing, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Peppered Moth and Poplar Hawkmoth.