Moths abound

9th July 2010, Friday


The hot warm evenings are ideal for ‘mothing’ and last night was exceptional. In 2 Robinson traps in a garden near Staplecross I caught over 900 moths of 117 species (including 29 easily identified micros). The highlights were 2 new species for the garden – Heart and Club (common at Rye Harbour) and The Lackey (above), but there were many other nice species including both Green and Scarce Silver-lines and another 26 hawkmoths. The only migrant was a single Diamond-back Moth.