Friday, 22 July 2016

Not a Fluke

Perhaps it's a little too soon to be sure, but it seems very likely that there's a breeding population of V-Moths hereabouts.  This one turned up in the trap this morning, very close to the anniversary of the first one last year (23/07/15):


The reappearance of this moth, together with that of the Cloaked Carpet, were my two main hopes for this month.  Anything else from now on is a bonus!

The only other arrival worthy of note this morning was a pug:


I'm thinking Wormwood Pug (large size, large discal spot, black abdominal band) but I would be grateful for confirmation please.

4 comments:

  1. That`s really good news. Now you`ll have to expand your red and blackcurrant cultivation!

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  2. Yes Ian, I'll get some more planted this Autumn. Ironically though, the currant crop has been poor this year.

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  3. The local blackbird pair get my crop Chris and I`ve given up trying to stop them. I originally planted the the bushes in the hope of attracting currant clearwings, but no luck.

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