The trap set at Westland Green on the 15th gave up my 1st vestal of the year whilst at home an orange sallow was new for parish records, a pleasing find as not common in East Herts.
Whilst running the actinic trap on the local golf course footpaths, I took, in a catch of 5 moths of 4 species, a Vapourer, not a moth that comes to light on a regular basis and a new for 2017 species, so a pleasing find.
The only other new for year record was a surprise, being a little early for East Herts, a December moth, taken at Pig's Green on the 28th.
Also of note, my 2nd for the year of Amblyptilia acanthadactyla in the garden on the 27th, when 5C meant it was one of just 2 moths to the Skinner.
I now have identified 280 macro species and 203 micro species for the year and, with latest additions, my list for the parish of Little Hadham stands at 705 species.
|a dark form of Satellite, frequently found on rosehips and guelder rose berries in Millennium Wood|