Another summer moth was my first Jersey tiger of the year flitting about the front garden when I came home from work at about 4 O'clock in the afternoon. At first I thought it was a painted lady as I caught sight of it from the corner of my eye.
A new moth for the garden was a Brussels lace, a bit of a surprise but a welcome addition to the garden list. I had hoped to see some in Bude last week but drew a blank.
Another new (micro) moth for me was a diamond-back moth in the moth trap one morning, I had recently read an article on Birdguides about these moths and had looked them up in my micro moth fieldguide and then a few days later I found one in the trap.
Other nice moths I have had in the trap recently were a smart coronet and a bee moth.
|Bee Moth with an unidentified micro moth|
Hopefully the good weather will hold for a while and moth trapping in the back yard will improve on this years so far poor showing.