Monday, 18 October 2010

What a Gem!


A nice selection of late species last night included my first Gem and the first December Moths since January...time flies...
Gem is a rare migrant to the north east, so this was a much appreciated find this morning. It was smaller than thought. A tiny 'carpet'...

1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1
1631 December Moth (Poecilocampa populi) 2
1720 Gem (Orthonama obstipata) 1 New
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 1
1795x November Moth agg. (Epirrita dilutata agg.) 5
1923 Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) 3, a good count here.
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 1
2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 2
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 2
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 3

23 moths of 12 species


  1. Nice one Stewart! I'm not holding myy breath for it in Middle England!- In Bedfordshire it hasn't been seen since '06!

  2. You never know Matt. Up here there had only been 12 records since 1958 but we've had 13 since the beginning of October!