Another perfect night for moth trapping, warm reasonably calm with a slight breeze and low cloud. My 11th garden trap of the year and it turned up an unexpected garden tick and a great county moth. Persistence certainly pays off when moth trapping. never give up as you absolutely have no idea what you are going to find when you empty your trap the next morning. Species list in no particular order.
Small Ranunculus 1 – garden tick & possibly 5th or 6th county record; Willow Beauty 2; Garden Carpet 1; Brimstone Moth 2; Grey/Dark Dagger agg 1; Snout 1; Large Yellow Underwing 25; Lesser Yellow Underwing 8; Pale Mottled Willow 4; Lunar Underwing 2; Common Marbled Carpet 1; Shuttle-shaped Dart 2; Common Wainscot 1; Swallow-tailed Moth 1; Square-spot Rustic 1; Beaded Chestnut 2; Flounced Rustic 1; Hypsopygia glaucinalis 1; Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle); Eudonia angustea 2; Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 1: – A total of 62 moths of 21 species.
Small Ranunculus – Tony Davison© – Possibly 5th or 6th Derbyshire record – Was extinct inBritain till 1997 – species is expanding its range and seems to now be present in South Derbyshire.
Square-spot Rustic – Tony Davison©
Most probably Grey Dagger – Tony Davison©
Common Wainscot – Tony Davison©
Beaded Chestnut – Tony Davison© – note the two different colour forms