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Garden mothing #12, 22 April | by nutmeg66
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Garden mothing #12, 22 April

Purple Thorn, Selenia tetralunaria, with lilac background.

 

This was the best mothing night of the year so far. No new species for the garden, but plenty of first sightings of the year:

 

Pebble Hook-tip 1 NFY

Chinese Character 1 NFY

Red Twin-spot Carpet 4 NFY

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1

Garden Carpet 1

Shoulder-stripe 1

Currant Pug 2 NFY

Common Pug 2 NFY

Brindled Pug 1 NFY

Double-striped Pug 2

Yellow-barred Brindle 1 NFY

Purple Thorn1 NFY

Waved Umber 2 NFY

Pale Prominent 2 NFY

Ruby Tiger 1

Least Black Arches 1 NFY

Shuttle-shaped Dart 3 NFY

Common Quaker 4

Clouded Drab 2

Hebrew Character 4

 

Micros:

Twenty-plume Moth 2

 

Plus the first cockchafers of the year (2).

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Taken on April 23, 2011