What with the overnight weather and recent trips, I haven’t done a lot of backyard mothing this year and it is already July! Where has the time gone…?
Anyway, I did have 2 new backyard species yesterday (2nd July), an Atlantic Arches Moth (Lacanobia atlantica) and a new micro moth with the rather unfortunate name of “Destructive Pruneworm Moth” (Acrobasis tricolorella). Presumably it was called this due to the fruit that the larvae feed on. Larval feeding habits aside, it is quite a colourful micro moth.