Sunday, 9 March 2014

Springing into action

It's all kicked off this weekend - the first decent night in the garden traps (20 of 8sp. on Saturday night) and today was glorious with the first butterflies flitting about. Best of the bunch so far is this Grey Shoulder-knot - used to be a county scarcity but just about annual in my garden now.

I'm up to 14 now, including one from tonight so far:

Taxon Vernacular Earliest
14 Diurnea fagella
13 Acrolepia autumnitella
12 Aglais urticae Small Tortoiseshell 09-Mar-14
11 Inachis io Peacock 09-Mar-14
10 Gonepteryx rhamni Brimstone 09-Mar-14
9 Lithophane ornitopus lactipennis Grey Shoulder-knot 08-Mar-14
8 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 08-Mar-14
7 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 08-Mar-14
6 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 08-Mar-14
5 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 07-Mar-14
4 Emmelina monodactyla
3 Agonopterix heracliana
2 Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 13-Feb-14
1 Theria primaria Early Moth 18-Jan-14

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