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)|