Sunday, July 3, 2016

Y oh Y

Moths have been trying to cheer me up since the Brexit referendum and particularly the Plusiinae (Ys and brasses). Last year I only bagged Autographa gamma but this summer I finally met Autographa pulchrina (above) and jota (below).

in my brain

Despite a by no means warm summer I am doing well with the traps this year. Upgrading to a 125W mercury vapour lamp is paying real dividends too. This purple cloud (Actinotia polyodon) was much-wanted and was as good as I thought it would be!