Soon after, a Pyrausta purpuralis, a moth I thought I had seen before, but not on my records, so 501st. When all had been identified or potted, a count of 114 specimens, I returned, somewhat damp, indoors where I noted what I thought was a small blood vein on the windowsill. On closer inspection, a small scallop, moth 502 for the records. An incredible record to have 2 macro species new for the list in one day. Also, new for 2015 were a mint condition wormwood pug and Parapoynx stratiolata, so a good evening all round. The list contained 44 species with 20 Chrysoteuchia culmella, 12 perlella, 7 riband wave and 3 each of Pterophorus pentadactyla, Pleuropyta ruralis, Carcina quercana, Cydia pomonella, Udea prunalis, heart and dart, Eudonia lacustrata and Yponomeuta evonymella.
Sadly, although appearing torpid due to fridging, the small scallop beat a rapid and successful freedom as I placed it on a leaf for a photo. Rest shown here.
|Peach blossom: lateral view|
|Bird's eye view showing much wear and tear.|
|501st parish moth: Pyrausta purpuralis|
|Parapoynx stratiotata: Ringed china mark|
|Wormwood pug in great condition|