The first VC35 record of the increasing, Pine-feeding Tortricid Clavigesta purdeyi was highlight of a good haul of moths at Dingestow Court on 17/8. The warm, overcast conditions were ideal for Micros, and Clavigesta was one of 29 species of Micro recorded. Another increasing Tortricid, Crocidosema plebejana was another exciting catch: new for Dingestow and the 4th county record.
Winds seem to have come from nearby Maple trees, as both Small Yellow Wave and 3 Maple Pugs appeared. The latter accompanied by an equally tiny Haworth's Pug. Other notables among 42 species of Macro were 1 Least Yellow Underwing, 2 Phoenix, 1 Bloodvein and 1 Svensson's Copper Underwing. 4 nights of trapping - with better numbers each night as the weather has improved - have left me hoping for a wet night and a chance to sleep.
Maple Pug with a chequered border, yellowish tones, a slight discal spot, and an angled fascia
vs Haworth's Pug with very plain, rather greyish wings, no discal spot, a rounded fascia and an orange abdomen base