Thursday, 29 January 2015

End of Year Round-up

I haven't posted on here for ages as the moths have been as rare as my words, although a holiday in Southern Italy in September was quite fruitful, especially if I left the hotel balcony light on during the night.

Anyway, having got my records together for the county recorder, I was pleased to be told that I had in my garden in August a 2nd Record for the County with a Cydia amplana:

I was beaten to First by only a few days, but there does seem to have been a bit of an influx into the home counties.

This was beaten though by a 1st for County Lampronia fuscatella caught with a friend at our regular woodland weekly trap.

Oh, OK, with another friend in Dorset in July we caught a 1st for mainland UK Southern Grass Emerald, but it wasn't in South Bucks, so it can't appear here.

To sum my year up, my garden catches were down to about 60% of the species and 50% of the numbers of the previous year, although having access to a couple of woodland sites and some away-from-home mothing on the South and West coasts, the quality has been good :)

Here's to the new season when it starts...