Monday 31 March 2014

First Ton of the year...

5 degrees min, nothing new for the year...

  Agonopterix species (Agonopterix sp.)  1
1663  March Moth (Alsophila aescularia)  3
2139  Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa)  4
2182  Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)  6
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  36
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  12
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  41

103 moths of 7 sp


  1. A mere 81 in my garden last night - of 16sp.

  2. A. heracliana / A. ciliella separable by inspecting the hindwing cilia, plus ciliella typically larger. I've checked loads over the years at home and have never seen ciliella - seems to be genuinely scarce here in VC55 with no recent confirmed records.

  3. Hi Mark, recently Tom Tams has gen detted a series of herac / ciliella and found that even ones with the supposed hind wing of ciliella have turned out to be heracliana! He wont now accept any without gen det...