Back at the garden Skinner trap on the 21st a year high of 31 Setaceous hebrew characters. This was beaten on the 22nd when the total reached 38 before dropping last night to 22.
Also on the 21st, 33 Large yellow underwings were taken at Pig's Green.
In the trap last night a Nephopterix angustella, which was a new for parish record earlier this year and now I have taken 8 since late May.
Also, a Phycitodes binaevella was a new for year records, taking the micro total to 180 species for 2017.
However, the highlight was a very battered moth, presumed to be a Clay triple lines, a new moth for me when I receive confirmation. Having rechecked my lists, I noted a double entry of Lesser spotted pinion, originally taken in 2012 and one I must have overlooked when I claimed the specimen I took this year as a parish first. Consequently, the Clay triple lines becomes moth species 699 for the parish.
|Presumed clay triple lines. Sadly 3 good moths I have taken for the first time this year (Ruddy carpet, Pretty Chalk carpet and this) have all been in disappointing condition.|