A muggy night at the Beddington Farmlands light trap produced the biggest night of the year so far with 77 species. A few highlights below.
Painted Ladys are undergoing an invasion at the moment with large numbers on the south coast and penetrating into Surrey and London. I'm seeing ones and twos more or less everywhere. The invasion is occurring right across Eurasia to at least as far East as the Caucasus.
Spent most of the day working through the moths and also did a bit in the Obs garden.
Reddish Light Arches
Bulrush Veneer, Calamtropha paludella
Diamond-back Marble, Eudemis profundana (above and below)
Marbled Bell, Eucosma campoliliana
Poplar Shoot, Gypsonoma oppressana ?No it's Epinotia tenerana- thanks Billy Dykes once again !
Hawthorn Cosmet , Blastodacna hellerella
Common Yellow Conch, Agapeta hamana
Bud Moth, Spilonota ocellana
The Actinic set up last night
Viper's Bugloss outside the obs
Mints and Lavender in the obs garden
Salvias, Snapdragons and wild Cut-leaved Cranesbill in the Obs garden