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Sunday, 1 August 2021

Another unwelcome addition to the garden list, Langthorpe VC65

On the night of 25 July I ran the Robinson trap on my parking spot adjacent to the house.  One of the first moths seen was on the underside of the trap collar, a Box-tree Moth.  As good as it is to get a new species, this adventive is not a popular addition to the UK list, and perhaps significant that my small garden is dominated by two large Box bushes, about the only plant that thrives there!  A first for VC65.

63.054 Box-tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis)

In addition there were several moths new for the garden, and a selection of the more colourful ones are included:

49.338 Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)

62.035 (Acrobasis advenella)

73.084 Marbled Beauty (Bryophila domestica)