New for site species included for the Macro Moths, Puss Moth and Large Nutmeg, for the Micro Moths there were Triaxomera parasitella, Teleiodes luculella, Caloptilia alchimiella and the rare Nationally scarce species Elegia similella, which is a brilliant record for Essex!
Both Triaxomera parasitella and Elegia similella were totally new species for me.
Elegia similella was also netted whilst packing up so I could have easily missed it!
Tonight hopes to be even warmer so I will be returning for a few hours after dusk.
Larger 125w MV Robinson Trap (Amongst Bramble and low-growing plants)
1x Puss Moth [NFS] 1x Large Nutmeg [NFS] 2x Heart & Dart 1x Pale Tussock 1x Ingrailed Clay 1x Treble Lines 15x Orange Footman 2x Green Silver-lines 1x Poplar Lutestring 1x Common Swift 1x Straw Dot 1x Flame Shoulder
2x Ptycholoma lecheana 1x Incurvaria oehlmanniella 1x Coleophora sp. 1x Syndemis musculana 1x Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana
125w MV Robinson Trap + 22w Hanging Actinic (Under Oak, Birch, Beech and Hornbeam canopy)
1x Heart & Dart 1x Pale Tussock 2x Pale Oak Beauty 1x Ingrailed Clay 1x Light Emerald 1x Oak Hook-tip 1x Common Wave 1x Bird's Wing 1x Treble Lines 8x Orange Footman 1x Marbled Minor 5x Green Silver-lines 1x Poplar Lutestring 14x Common Swift 3x Brindled White-spot 2x Scorched Wing 1x Brimstone Moth 1x Common Carpet
1x Elegia similella [NFS] 3x Triaxomera parasitella [NFS] 2x Teleiodes luculella [NFS] 1x Caloptilia alchimiella [NFS] 1x Crambus lathoniellus 1x Celypha lacunana 1x Cnephasia communana 1x Parornix sp. 1x Mompha sp. 1x Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1x Ptycholoma lecheana 1x Syndemis musculana 1x Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 1x Epiblema cynosbatella 1x Nematopogon swammerdamella 1x Mompha subbistrigella