Of most interest was an Acleris logiana, only 7th Herts record and consequently a new moth for parish records. An Acleris ferrugana was also new for the records. as was a spectacular dotted chestnut, whilst 40 winter moths were netted, a new for 2015 record. In all, 80 moths for the evening. This takes the parish records to 217 macros for the year and 211 micros for the year, 428 species in total, made up of a staggering 5970 moths. 6000 for the year definitely on the cards.
Overall, 268 micros and 304 macro species have been recorded in Little Hadham parish,an impressive total of 572 species since serious recording began in June 2011.
With my plan to buy a 2nd, portable, trap for next spring, 600 species+ is a viable target to achieve by this time next year.
|Acleris logiana under MV light.|
|Release time with Graeme and Steve|
|From tot: dotted chestnut, scarce umber and dark chestnut on hazel leaf.|