Thursday, 26 January 2017

Mega Moths

Jersey Mocha (photo by Ben Sale)

Elachista bisulcella

Depressaria badiella (3rd record)

In 21 days at the end of July/start of August I trapped in my garden an Elachista bisulcella which turned out to be only the 2nd record for Herts with the last record being from 1890! This was followed by a Depressaria badiella which was only the 3rd record for Herts with the previous 2 records from 1834 and 2003! I then went along to Roughdown Common with the Herts moth group and there I picked up two moths. One turned out to be the 4th Depressaria badiella for Herts and the other was the 1st ever record of Jersey Mocha for the county! So a 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in 21 days was pretty amazing!

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