Saturday, 17 March 2012

GMS Week 3. A Garden First!

Yellow Horned - Garden First.
Pine Beauty
Diurnea fagella
Twin Spotted Quaker without spots! An unusually marked female. 
After two nights of rest, a mild start to last night ended with a cooler 4 degrees.

Still, Yellow Horned is a new species for the garden and one of my 'most wanted'...

0663  Diurnea fagella  2 NFY
0688  Agonopterix heracliana  1
1659  Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis)  1 NEW
1663  March Moth (Alsophila aescularia)  1
1775  Mottled Grey (Colostygia multistrigaria)  2
1926  Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria)  1
2139  Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)  1
2179  Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea)  1 NFY
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  4
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  9
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  4
2189  Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda)  1 NFY
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  36
2256  Satellite (Eupsilia transversa)  2
2258  Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)  5

71 moths of 15 sp.


  1. Well done Stewart- They really do look like horns don't they. A good tick considering there are no trees in tundra zones...;>)

  2. :)
    Its one I have only seen once, in 2009, on our local Spar shop wall. I have hoped for one ever since!



  3. Twin-spotted Quaker for sure.

  4. Well done on the Yellow Horned, Stewart. What a lovely moth and not one I've seen or trapped!

  5. Nice one! I am too hoping to see a Yellow Horned this year. Just found this blog through another. I will be following this one to encourage me to keep trapping!

  6. I'm glad to be an inspiration Andrew!