Peach Blossom - Thyatira batis
Wednesday 3 May - Robinson mv trap brought a similar mix as Tues 2nd May, including Garden Carpet, Water Carpet, Pebble Prominent and another 4 nfg, nfy, nfm being White Ermine (pic below), Common Lutestring (see pics below), Common White Wave and Pale Tussock.
White Ermine - Spilosoma lubricipeda
Common Lutestring - Ochropacha duplaris
Thursday 4th May - was very cold so used corner light which brought Brimstone, Hebrew Character, Least Black Arches and a nfy, nfg, nfm being a Clouded Silver.
Saturday 6th May - Very good conditions which brought, Brimstone, Scalloped Hazel, Small Phoenix, Lunar Marbled Brown, Pale Prominent, Brindled Beauty (they have been plentiful since March), Pebble Prominent, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Least Black Arches, and 3 nfg, nfy, nfm, being Barred Umber, Popular Hawk-moth and Sharp-angled Peacock
Barred Umber - Plagodis pulveraria
Poplar Hawk-moth - Laothoe populi
Sharp-angled Peacock - Macaria alternata
As suggested by Ian in an earlier post, I have found many Micropterix calthella on Marsh Marigolds and Creeping Buttercups within my garden, (see pic below).
Today, Tues 9 May - The facebook moth group I belong to is also very passionate about leafminers, and encourages members to look out for leafminers and leafmining evidence. As someone who only started with moths last Oct/Nov, I have stayed with Macros as there are so many to learn. After seeing several posts over time from a very knowledgable Admin, and again today from Leonard Cooper and David Shenton on the group page, I decided to go and check my Birch tree, and found one of the many Phyllonorycters, (see pics below). The leafminer suggested by Ian, and the one I found today, are my first two species that I have looked for, and found in my garden. I have also had the leafminer Dyseriocrania subpurpurella which came to the trap 22 Apr 2017.
One of the many Phyllonorycters
I am looking forward to reading some feedback on the above postings, and as always, happy trapping!