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Thursday, 15 September 2016

A hurried post...

Seeing a lot of silver y`s (an estimated c 25 or so) nectaring in the garden late yesterday evening (14/9), I decided to put out one trap in spite of the forecasted clear and moonlit conditions particularly as the night-time temperatures were quite high.
In moth terms, there was nothing exciting in the trap this morning - 17 silver y`s and a solitary rush veneer but there was a compensatory bug of note - a western conifer seed bug.

Above: the large (>20mm) western conifer seed bug  Leptoglossus occidentalis, a strong-flying species that is attracted to moth traps. I`ve only had it once before.


  1. I had 24 Silver Y's in porch (actinic light) last night plus a few other common species for this time of year.

  2. Nice...I've always wanted to see one of these.