I'll start with a painful one - quite possibly the rarest moth ever in my garden traps and the blasted thing evaded the pot after a couple of quick shots. However I didn't realise the seriousness of this until a couple of hours later when I checked camera images and choked on me tea. It's one of either Crombrugghia distans or laeta, and neither should be in a south Leics. garden. The former is a local species on the south-east coast and Brecks, the latter is a proper rare rarity in the UK. Gen det required to confirm which is clearly not possible. The only saving grace (possibly) is that one was also taken unexpectedly in Hunts on 31/07/2013 which is being detted and may give some credance one way or t'other to mine.
Crombrugghia distans/laeta .. sob .. rare .. sob .. lost .... still, aggregates count in this challenge ;-)
Also two other new for the garden micros, including sadly worn tortrix not worthy of much photographic effort ....
Agapeta zoegana - 99th tortrix for the garden
Additions since last update, taking me to 374, are:
|350||Noctua janthe||Lesser Broad-bord. Yell. Underwing||31/07/2013|
|351||Eilema depressa||Buff Footman||31/07/2013|
|352||Pandemis corylana||Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix||31/07/2013|
|355||Eupithecia icterata subfulvata||Tawny Speckled Pug||01/08/2013|
|357||Scotopteryx chenopodiata||Shaded Broad-bar||01/08/2013|
|361||Hydriomena furcata||July Highflyer||01/08/2013|
|362||Hepialus sylvina||Orange Swift||01/08/2013|
|363||Pyralis farinalis||Meal Moth||01/08/2013|
|364||Amphipyra pyramidea||Copper Underwing||01/08/2013|
|365||Crombrugghia distans/laeta||Crombrugghia sp.||02/08/2013|
|366||Cosmia pyralina||Lunar-spotted Pinion||02/08/2013|
|368||Agrotis ipsilon||Dark Sword-grass||02/08/2013|
|369||Thalpophila matura||Straw Underwing||02/08/2013|
|372||Ennomos alniaria||Canary-shouldered Thorn||03/08/2013|
|373||Xanthorhoe ferrugata||Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet||03/08/2013|
Dark Sword-grass (3/4 of one anyway, not sure how it flew into garden!)
Traps have been getting increasingly brown on each side of each tray ...
Also plenty of other interesting things in and around traps, some more welcome than others ....
Pseudoloxops coccineus - smart
Ravenous moth muncher