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Tue 8th June 2010

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 5:30 PM

moths : The full count for Friday night is at least 112 species trapped, a couple of which still need to be identified. This is really really good for so early on in June, so hopefully this year will see an increase in moths caught. I took lots of photos and the highlights are below.

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Cydia conicolana - presuming I have correctly identified it, and unless there has been a record in the last few weeks, this appears to be a first for Guernsey. A tortrix moth feeding on pine cones.

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Grass Rivulet - a new species for the garden, and only the fifth for Guernsey,

the last being over 20 years ago.

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Pseudoswammerdamia combinella - second garden record & rarely reported on the island,

probably because no-one can remember its ridiculous name

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Small Elephant Hawk Moth

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Shears - 3rd garden record

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Portland Ribbon Wave

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Tinea trinotella

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Gold Spot

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Borkhausenia minutella - doesn't look much, but my garden is the only site in the whole British Isles where this species occurs regularly. Officially extinct in the UK, there is the odd one recorded every now and then, but I have small numbers every year. Three on Friday though is a record.

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As well as these, I had another Seraphim, my second record of Agonopterix ocellana, my third of Bucculatrix ulmella, 6 migrant Rush Veneers and a Pearly Underwing, very late Hebrew Character and Common Quaker and a massive 30 Oak-tree Pugs.

Categories: 2010 Summer