Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Thorns, Beauties, Umbers and allies. 

Ennominae

1884 Abraxas grossulariata - Magpie




Status: Up and down here, often notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, allotments, hedgerows etc. The larval food plants include Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Garden Privet, Black Currant, Gooseberry, Spindle etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, on the wing from late June till August.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 1.    2002 = 1.    2003 = 4.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 1.    2006 = 1.    2007 = 0.    2008 = 1.    2009 = 2.

2010 = 3.    2011 = 1.    2012 = 0.    2013 = 3.    2014 = 2.    2015 = 1.    2016 = 1.

Earliest date: 9th June 2014.

Latest date: 5th September 2014.

Peak count: Single moths only.


1887 Lomaspilis marginata - Clouded Border




Status: Annual in very small numbers.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodlands, wetlands etc. The larval food plants are Aspen, Poplar, Sallow and Willow.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, on the wing from late May till July.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 1.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 1.    2002 = 0.    2003 = 2.    2004 = 3.    2005 = 1.    2006 = 5.    2007 = 3.    2008 = 5.    2009 = 4.

2010 = 5.    2011 = 3.    2012 = 2.    2013 = 8.   2014 = 12.    2015 = 9.   2016 = 2.

Earliest date: 8th May 2008.

Latest date: 13th August 2006.

Peak count: Two moths, in 2006, 2010 and 2013.


1888 Ligdia adustata - Scorched Carpet




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Broadleaved woodland, scrub and hedgerows on chalk. The larval food plant is Spindle.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, on the wing from late April till June then again from late July till September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: A veritable glut from 2003 till 2010 with none before nor after. The dates were: 19/08/03, 19/07/06, 2 on 20/07/06, 27/08/08 and 10/08/10.

Earliest date: 19th July 2006.

Latest date: 27th August 2008.

Peak count: 2 moths on 20th July 2006.


1889 Macaria notana - Peacock Moth




Status: Scarce.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, the larvae feed on Birch.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from May till July then in late July and August.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Six records here, taken in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and twice in 2013.

Earliest date: 5th July 2002.

Latest date: 26th August 1999.

Peak count: Singles only.


1890 Macaria alternata - Sharp-angled Peacock




Status: Taken most years in small numbers.

Habitat/Food plant: Open woodland, scrub and well vegetated coastal sand dunes. The larval food plants are Sallow, Willow, Blackthorn, Sea Buckthorn and Alder.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from May till July then again in August.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 1.    2002 = 5.    2003 = 3.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 3.    2006 = 3.    2007 = 1.    2008 = 3.    2009 = 5.

2010 = 4.    2011 = 0.    2012 = 6.    2013 = 8.    2014 = 6.    2015 = 3.   2016 = 3.

Earliest date: 12th May 2015.

Latest date: 10th September 2007.

Peak count: 2 moths, in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.


1893 Macaria liurata - Tawny-barred Angle




Status: Scarce.

Habitat/Food plant: Mainly conifer plantations where the larvae feed on various conifers.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from mid May till July then in August and September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Taken on only five dates here, in 2005, 2011 and three times in 2013.

Earliest date: 23rd May 2005.

Latest date: 24th August 2013.

Peak count: Singles only.


1894 Chiasma clathrata clathrata - Latticed Heath




Status: Annual in small numbers but can arrive in larger numbers [as migrants/dispersals?] on occasion.

Habitat/Food plant: Open ground. The larval food plants are Clovers, Lucerne and Trefoils.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying in May and June then from July till September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Some large numbers of presumably migrants have occurred in both August periods of 2003 and 2004.

Earliest date: 4th May 2005.

Latest date: 18th September 2008.

Peak count: Usually in one's and two's here, occasionally 5 - 10, so of note were 23 moths on 19th August 2003, 49 moths on 25th August 2004, 117 moths on 30th August 2004 and 75 moths on 31st August 2004.


1896 Itame brunneata - Rannoch Looper




Status: Scarce migrant, once 'very' rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Older Pine and Birch woodland with bilberry (the food plant) as ground cover.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in June and July.

1999 - 2015 garden records: A very rare moth occurring in three glut years, often countrywide, in 2009, 2010 and 2011 during freak periods of easterly winds in late spring/early summer. The dates here were:

2009: 1 on 29th May, 2 on 30th May, then singles on 10th June and 26th June.
2010: 2 on 17th June and 1 on 24th June.
2011: 4 on 3rd June, 1 on 5th June and 4 on 6th June.

Earliest date: 29th May 2009.

Latest date: 26th June 2009.

Peak count: 4 moths, on two occasions in 2011.


1902 Petrophora chlorosata - Brown Silver-line




Status: Notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, heathland etc. The larval food plant is Bracken.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from May till July.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Seven records here, in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Earliest date: 8th May 2011.

Latest date: 30th June 2010.

Peak count: Singles only.


1904 Plagodis dolabraria - Scorched Wing

Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Broadleaved woodland and scrub.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in May and June.

1999 - 2015 garden records: I did catch one in the early/mid 2000's?? but didn't write down the date, even failing to record the moth in my annual garden report.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1906 Opisthograptis luteolata - Brimstone Moth




Status: Common.

Habitat/Food plant: Hedgerows, woodland, gardens etc. The larval food plants include Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Plum etc.

Broods/flight period: Two or three generations, flying from April till October.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 10th April 2014.

Latest date: 2nd October 2013.

Peak count: 26 moths, one night in 2002.


1907 Epione repandaria - Bordered Beauty




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: mainly damp woodland s and scrub. The larval food plants are Sallow, Black Poplar, Alder and Hazel.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from July till September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Three records here, on 15th July 2004, 1st July 2008 and 17th August 2012.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1910 Apeira syringaria - Lilac Beauty




Status: Notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland and scrub, the larval food plants are Honeysuckle, Ash and Wild Privet.

Broods/flight period: Mostly single brooded, flying in June and July.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Eight records here.

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 1.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 1.    2002 = 1.    2003 = 0.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 0.    2006 = 1.    2007 = 0.    2008 = 2.    2009 = 0.

2010 = 0.    2011 = 0.    2012 = 1.    2013 = 1.    2014 = 1.    2015 = 1.    2016 = 0.

Earliest date: 19th June 2008.

Latest date: 25th July 2013.

Peak count: Singles only.


1911 Ennomus autumnaria - Large Thorn




Status: Annual in small numbers.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland and scrub, the larval food plants are wide ranging including Birch, Alder, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Plum, Cherry, Apple, Oak, Sycamore etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in August and September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: A fairly stable population has existed throughout, increasing slightly in numbers from the middle 2000's.

Earliest date: 19th August 2009.

Latest date: 24th September 2006.

Peak count: 5 moths, one night in 2012.


1912 Ennomus quercinaria - August Thorn




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, Parkland etc. The larval food plants are mainly Oaks, Limes and Elm.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in August and September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Singles on 19th August 2003 and 13th July 2009.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1913 Ennomus alniaria - Canary-shouldered Thorn




Status: Notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, scrub, parkland etc. The larval food plants are Birch, Alder, Lime and Elm.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from July until October.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Only six records here, taken mainly during the more recent years.

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 1.    2002 = 0.    2003 = 0.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 0.    2006 = 0.    2007 = 0.    2008 = 1.    2009 = 1.

2010 = 0.    2011 = 1.    2012 = 1.    2013 = 0.    2014 = 0.    2015 = 1.   2016 = 0.

Earliest date: 31st July 2008.

Latest date: 23rd September 2001.

Peak count: Singles only.


1914 Ennomus fuscantaria - Dusky Thorn




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant:Woodland and hedgerows where Ash, the main larval food plant occurs.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from July till October.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Only three records here, on 25th September 1999, 18th August 2009 and 26th September 2011.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1917 Selenia debtaria - Early Thorn




Status: Annual in small numbers.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows etc. The larval food plants are Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch, Alder, Sallow, Honeysuckle etc.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from March till May then again from July till September.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 17th March 2014.

Latest date: 17th August 2013.

Peak count: 3 moths, in 2009 and 2012.


1921 Crocalis elinguaria - Scalloped Oak




Status: Common.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, parkland, scrub, garden etc. The larval food plants are wide ranging including Birch, Hawthorn, Oak, Honeysuckle etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in July and August.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 8th June 2014.

Latest date: 27th September 2002.

Peak count: 29 moths, in 2011.


1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria - Swallow-tailed Moth



The usual type


A very odd thing, I've only ever seen the one. 

Status: Common.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows etc. The food plants are varied, including Hawthorn, Willow, Black Currant etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in July and August.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 8th June 2014.

Latest date: 19th August 2010. I also caught a rogue second generation moth on 30th September 2014.

Peak count: 17 moths, one night in 2005.


1923 Colotois pennaria - Feathered Thorn





Status: Annual in small numbers.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, Parks and gardens etc. The larval food plants are varied including Oak, Hawthorn, Crab Apple, Dog Rose, Hazel, Silver Birch, Goat Willow, Black Poplar etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from September till November.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 2.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 0.    2002 = 2.    2003 = 7.    2004 = 4.    2005 = 5.    2006 = 2.    2007 = 1.    2008 = 7.    2009 = 12.

2010 = 1.    2011 = 11.   2012 = 3.   2013 = 5.    2014 = 5.    2015 = 12.   2016 = 8.

Earliest date: 7th October 2006.

Latest date: 7th December 2005.

Peak count: 3 moths, one night in 2011.


1926 Phigalia pilosaria - Pale Brindled Beauty




Status: Notable, once rare but has since increased here.

Habitat/Food plant: Broadleaved woodland, the larval food plants varied including, Oak, Hawthorn, Apple, Birch, Alder, Hazel, Poplar, Lime, Elm, Ash etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from January till March.

1999 - 2015 garden records: None till 2007, almost annual since for whatever reason?

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 0.    2002 = 0.    2003 = 0.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 0.    2006 = 0.    2007 = 1.    2008 = 1.    2009 = 1.

2010 = 1.    2011 = 4.    2012 = 0.    2013 = 0.    2014 = 1.    2015 = 4.    2016 =

Earliest date: 25th December 2007.

Latest date: 12th March 2009.

Peak count: 2 moths, one night in 2011.


1930 Biston strataria - Oak Beauty




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland where the larvae feed on Oak, Hazel, Aspen, Alder, Sallow etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in February and March.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Singles on 14th March 2009 and 6th March 2014.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1931 Biston betularia - Peppered Moth



The most common, pale type


A darker, intermediate type


The scarce, black type. 

Status: Common.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, scrub. hedgerows etc. The larval food plants are wide ranging including Hawthorn, Birch, Lime, Sallow, Poplar, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Rose, Bramble, Mugwort etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from May till August.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 6th May 2004.

Latest date: 14th August 2013.

Peak count: 6 moths, one night in 2010.


1932 Agriopis leucophaeria - Spring Usher




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Oak woodland, the larval food plants are Sessile and Pedunculate Oaks.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from January till March.

1999 - 2015 garden records: One on 27th January 2008.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1933 Agriopis aurantiaria - Scarce Umber




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Mature woodland. The larval food plants are various broadleaved trees including Birch, Hazel, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Pedunculate Oak, Dog Rose, English Elm, Lime, Sallow and Hornbeam.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from October till December.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Singles on 15th November 2003 and 12th November 2008.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1934 Agriopis marginaria - Dotted Border




Status: Notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, scrub, Hedgerows etc. The larval food plants include Oak, Hawthorn, Birch, Hazel, Goat and Grey Willow, Filed Maple, Sycamore, Apple and Plum.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from February till April.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 3.    2001 = 0.    2002 = 0.    2003 = 0.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 2.    2006 = 0.    2007 = 1.    2008 = 0.    2009 = 1.

2010 = 2.    2011 = 1.    2012 = 0.    2013 = 0.    2014 = 1.    2015 = 1.    2016 = 1.

Earliest date: 4th March 2015.

Latest date: 29th March 2009.

Peak count: 2 moths on 24th March 2005.


1935 Erannis defoliaria - Mottled Umber




Two of many variations in both patterning and ground colour.  

Status: Notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland mostly but also Scrub and Hedgerows. The larval food plants are varied including Oak, Birch, Hawthorn, Field Maple, Sycamore, Apple, Dog-rose etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from October till January.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 0.    2002 = 0.    2003 = 0.    2004 = 4.    2005 = 0.    2006 = 2.    2007 = 1.    2008 = 6.    2009 = 1.

2010 = 2.    2011 = 2.    2012 = 3.    2013 = 3.    2014 = 4.    2015 = 3.    2016 = 2.

Earliest date: 26th September 2010.

Latest date: 24th January 2012.

Peak count: 2 moths, one night in 2008 and again in 2014.


1936 Menophra abruptaria - Waved Umber




Status: Reasonably common.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, Scrub, hedgerows, parkland etc. The larval food plants include Garden Privet, Lilac and Winter Jasmine.

Broods/flight period: Mainly single brooded, flying from April till June, occasionally again in August during hot summers.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 26th April in both 2000 and 2009.

Latest date: 22nd July 2013.

Peak count: 11 moths, one night in 2006.


1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria - Willow Beauty




Status: Common.

Habitat/Food plant: Anywhere, feeding on many broadleaved trees and shrubs as well as conifer.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from June till August then again from late August till October.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Double figure counts are regular during the second, autumnal generation.

Earliest date: 16th May 2014.

Latest date: 4th November 2008.

Peak count: 24 moths, in 2006 and 2011.


1941 Alcis repandata - Mottled Beauty




Status: Fairly common.

Habitat/Food plant: Occurring pretty much anywhere, feeding on many broadleaved trees and shrubs as well as conifer.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from June till August.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Never numerous here.

Earliest date: 17th May 2007.

Latest date: 26th August 2005.

Peak count: 5 moths, one night in 2010.


1944 Hypomecis punctalis - Pale Oak Beauty




Status: Scarce.

Habitat/Food plant: Broadleaved woodland, the larval food plants include Oak, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Crab Apple and Sallow.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from late May till July.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Nine records here, all during June bar the moths taken in July of 2012 and 2013.

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 1.    2001 = 1.    2002 = 0.    2003 = 2.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 1.    2006 = 1.    2007 = 0.    2008 = 0.    2009 = 0.

2010 = 0.    2011 = 0.    2012 = 2.    2013 = 1.    2014 = 0.    2015 = 3.    2016 = 1.

Earliest date: 11th June 2003.

Latest date: 12th July 2013.

Peak count: Singles only.


1947 Ectropis bisortata - Engrailed




Status: Notable.

Habitat/Food plant: Mainly woodland but also parkland, scrub, hedgerows etc. The larval food pants include Oak, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Sallow, Broom, Spindle, Wild Privet, Hornbeam etc.

Broods/flight period: Two to three generations, occurring any-time between March and September/October.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 = 0.    2002 = 1.    2003 = 2.    2004 = 0.    2005 = 0.    2006 = 0.    2007 = 1.    2008 = 2.    2009 = 0.

2010 = 1.    2011 = 1.    2012 = 2.    2013 = 1.    2014 = 1.    2015 = 1.    2016 = 0.

Earliest date: 25th February 2014.

Latest date: 6th August 2002 and 2012.

Peak count: Singles only.


1954 Bupalus piniaria - Bordered White

Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Pine woodland, the larval food plants is mainly mature Scots Pine.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in May and June.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Singles on 1st July 2001, 19th June 2003 and 20th June 2016.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1955 Cabera pusaria - Common White Wave




Status: Notable but perhaps on the increase?

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland and scrub on calcareous and acid soil. The larval food plants are Sallow, Silver Birch and Alder.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying in May and June then July and August.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 0.    2000 = 0.    2001 =0 .    2002 = 1.    2003 = 0.    2004 = 1.    2005 = 0.    2006 = 2.    2007 = 4.    2008 = 3.    2009 = 2.

2010 = 4.    2011 = 2.    2012 = 1.    2013 = 3.    2014 = 5.    2015 = 0.    2016 = 3.

Earliest date: 19th May 2007.

Latest date: 2nd September 2007.

Peak count: Singles only.


1956 Cabera exanthemata - Common Wave




Status: Scarce.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland and wet sites. The larval food plants are Goat and Grey Willows, Sallows, Aspen etc.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from May till early June then Mid June till July.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Singles on 16th July 2005, 13th August 2006, 28th June 2007, 27th June 2011 and 24th May 2014.

2016 proved a bumper year for Common Waves and I took 5 moths on four dates between July 22nd and August 2nd of that year.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: 2 on 22nd August 2016.

1957 Lomographa bimaculata - White Pinion Spotted



Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland and rough ground. The larval food plants are Blackthorn and Hawthorn.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in May and June.

1999 - 2018 garden records: 1 on 1st June 2018.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1958 Lomographa temerata - Clouded Silver




Status: Annual in small numbers.

Habitat/Food plant: Woodland, scrub and hedgerows etc. The larval food plants are Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from May till July.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

Earliest date: 19th May 2014.

Latest date: 4th August 2005.

Peak count: 7 moths, one night in 2010.


1960 Theria primaria - Early Moth




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Open woodland, scrub and hedgerows. The larval food pants are Blackthorn and Hawthorn.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in January and February/March.

1999 - 2015 garden records: Four records, taken on 5th March 2010, 30th December 2010, 11th Februaly 2011 ans 14th February 2011.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1961 Campaea margaritata - Light Emerald




Status: Common.

Habitat/Food plant: Broadleaved woodland, scrub. hedgerows etc. The larval food plants are wide ranging including Oak, Hawthorn, Silver Birch, Elm, sallow, Horse Chestnut etc.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded, flying from late May/June then again in August and September.

1999 - 2015 garden records: The first generation can be scarce here, often non existent though the second generation moths are plentiful enough.

Earliest date: 18th May 2007.

Latest date: 4 October 2005.

Peak count: 5 moths, in 2006.


1962 Hylaea fasciaria - Barred Red



One of the brown type (f.fasciaria) taken on 25th June 2014

Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Pine Forest where the larvae feed on Scots Pine and Norway Spruce etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying from June till August.

1999 - 2017 garden records: One of the green f.prasinaria (probably a migrant type in  Kent) taken on 16th September 2013 then single red/brown one's on 25th June 2014 and 6th July 2017.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1964 Charissa obscurata - Annulet




Status: Rare.

Habitat/Food plant: Coastal, cliffs and grasslands etc. The larval food plants are Thrift, Sea Campion, Common Rock-rose etc.

Broods/flight period: Single brooded, flying in July and August.

1999 - 2015 garden records: 21st August 2013.

Earliest date: n/a.

Latest date: n/a.

Peak count: n/a.


1968 Semiaspilates ochrearia - Yellow Belle




Status: Annual ... but only just about.

Habitat/Food plant: Coastal, the larvae feeding on Sea Wormwood, Hare's-foot Clover, Smooth Tare, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Restharrow, Wild Carrot, Beaked Hawks-beard, Buck's Horn Plantain and Spanish Catchfly.

Broods/flight period: Double brooded flying in May and June then again in August and September.

1999 - 2015 garden records:

The annual counts have been:

1999 = 9.    2000 = 1.    2001 =3 .    2002 = 5.    2003 = 5.    2004 = 4.    2005 = 3.    2006 = 4.    2007 = 2.    2008 = 5.    2009 = 4.

2010 = 2.    2011 = 1.    2012 = 2.    2013 = 2.    2014 = 2.    2015 = 1.   2016 = 1.

Earliest date: 14th May 2009.

Latest date: 11th September 2013.

Peak count: 2 moths, in 1999 and 2003.