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Thursday, 25 August 2016

A bit of Domestic Detail

This is the dilapidated woodshed in my garden in which moths like to rest their weary wings.  I have lost count of the number of species I have found in it; the macros include White Ermine, Muslin Moth, Double Dart, Dark Arches and Copper Underwing, regular micro visitors are Mompha divisella (Spring), Cork Moth, Brown and White-shouldered House-moths, and Borkhausenia fuscescens, two of which have turned up there this week.  Then last weekend I found a species I hadn't seen there before, Acleris laterana/comariana, two individuals of which were occupying the usual spot on the window:

B.fuscescens this morning

Perhaps I should buy a few more sheds and distribute them around the property.  Then again, perhaps I should just get out more!


  1. I could do with a few of them sheds myself Chris! Maybe you should run a trap next to it to see what pops out.

  2. I don't think that you need any help from a shed, Mel, judging from the results of your latest trapping session. I can't put a trap too close to the shed because it's by the chicken run and it might put the birds off laying!