A night trapping at Westland Green was hard going, running the trap from 7.15 until 11.30pm by which time I had identified 18 species from 85 moths, of which 50 were square spot rustics.
New for the year moths have been Epinotia ramella (5th) Nymphula nitidulata (6th) Brown spot pinion (8th) pale mottled willow and yellow line quaker (9th.) The last 2 showing that autumn really has arrived.
Total wise, the garden species list for 2016 is now up to 355 whilst in total, 8130 moths have been identified this year made up from 232 macro species and 210 micros.
Also of note, a sub species was taken in the garden trap on the 7th, a Silver Y diminutive specimen of the sub species gammina, shown below with a pen nib for comparison.
|Silver Y ssp gammina|
|Yellow line quaker|
|Pale mottled willow|