The first new for year was the 400th species identified within the parish, last year, the 400th species was taken on the 11th August 2016, made up of 210 macros and 190 micros. This year the total of 400 has been reached with 226 macros and 174 micros, not too far out.
Also, another milestone was reached with the Flounced rustic being the 300th moth species taken in the garden this year. Again, a comparison with last year, when the 300th garden species was trapped on, amazingly 3rd August 2016, one day out!
|1st white-point, showing that the dot does not have to be perfectly circular, so not a diagnostic feature as mentioned in some guides|
|2nd white-point with a more perfect white point.|