On the 17th, 31 moths of 23 species were accounted for, including new year listers: Lyonetia clerkella, middle barred minor, elephant hawkmoth, common emerald, small yellow wave, clouded silver, cabbage moth, ingrailed clay and Hedya pruniana. All of these to be expected. However, also a new for parish records, Celypha rosaceana was particularly pleasing and a good moth for Hertfordshire, with just a handful of records.
|worn middle barred minor|
The trap was set for last night and all looked good. However, at 11pm the cloud cover dispersed and the temperature dropped to amazingly chilly for a mid June night. This morning, a good haul of regular moths, with only a ghost moth (male) being new for the year.
List from the trap last night:
3 straw dot, Anthophila fabricana, 2 Crambus lathoniellus, 2 heart and dart, mottled pug, Agapeta hamana, 6 buff ermine, common footman, brown rustic, elephant hawkmoth, marbled minor, treble lines, shears and ghost moth, making 26 moths of 17 species, so not too bad.