Wednesday, 20 July 2016
A productive heatwave
The Dingestow Court MV produced good numbers of moths on the last night of the heatwave: 47 species of Macro and 51 species of Micro on 19th July. Macro highlights were 3 Leopard Moth, 4 Rosy Footman, 2 True Lover's-knot, 1 Miller, 1 White-spotted Pug, whilst the Micros included 1 Phyllonorycter platanoidella, 2 Batia lunaris, 1 Rhyacionia pinicolana, 1 Helcystogramma rufescens and 1 Blastodacna hellerella. The previous night had included Endothenia marginana, Coleophora deauratella and Synchopacma taeniolella, as well as 2 Blue-bordered Carpet and a Slender Brindle. Numbers still aren't what they were 15 years ago, but it's really encouraging that a warm night will still produce a decent selection of moths.