I've been waiting many years for one of these to turn up in the garden, and with the current nation-wide influx I'd have been especially gutted to miss out again this year. One with pink markings or an overall pink flush would have been especially nice, but I really can't complain. I have seen a fair few Vestals over the years, including one I found at work in Leics. back in 2001 when there was another influx - that one was quite smart ....
Vestal, South Wigston, Leics. October 2001
Also a Waved Umber last night. I have had a few odd things in autumn before, usually something that has a second-brood in the south but not here, but as far as I can tell there is no usual second-brood of Waved Umber even in south UK?
Waved Umber - not a typical autumnal moth
Another highlight was Pale Pinion, making this the first year that I've recorded both Pale and Tawny Pinions and Blair's and Grey Shoulder-knots in the garden - one of the other three British Lithophane spp. would be most welcome!
Otherwise more expected autumnal species continue to appear, though there are not too many expected species left to go. I'm now on 433sp. and can't see me pushing too far beyond 440.
|426||Aporophyla nigra||Black Rustic||29/09/2013|
|427||Nomophila noctuella||Rush Veneer||04/10/2013|
|429||Lithophane hepatica||Pale Pinion||04/10/2013|
|430||Epirrita dilutata agg.||November Moth agg.||04/10/2013|
|432||Conistra ligula||Dark Chestnut||04/10/2013|
|433||Agrochola macilenta||Yellow-line Quaker||04/10/2013|
Green-brindled Crescent ab. capucina
November Moth (probably)