Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Argyresthias etc

 

A quick stop at Trellech Hill Quarry on my way back from fieldwork produced a few each of Argyresthia brockeella and A. retinella on Birch, as well as A. conjugella on Rowan.  Tapping these trees in June/July is a great way of seeing this genus.  Sweeping a Willow trunk revealed Batrachedra praeangusta: another regular at this time of year.  The tiny Ectoedemia subbimaculella came from sweeping Oak leaves.  Among the Bilberries were Northern Spinach and Bilberry Pug.




 

2 comments:

  1. All inspiring stuff Sam and useful prompters too. I`ve only just read your last four blogs as things have been busy and manic with moths here in Carms, but zero migrants - not even common spp.
    I`m jealous of certain moths that you`ve had!

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  2. Well done Sam you really have got it down to a fine art in turning up lesser known/seen species. It's great to see them on the blog close up and to inspire one to have a go myself, well done and thanks for sharing.

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