Treble Treble

in the garden

treble lines (c) Harry Mole 2017

A few moths in the moth trap last night:

  • 1x Treble lines (Charanyca trigrammica)
  • 1x Treble bar (Aplocera plagiata)
  • 1x Vines rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)
  • 1x Yellow barred brindle (Acasis viretata)
  • 1x Heart and dart (Agrotis exclamationis)
  • 1x Common pug

treble bar (c) Harry Mole 2017

Holly blue

in the garden

Holly Blue © Harry Mole 2017

Alfie spotted a Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) in the back garden this morning, In fact it was one of 3 hanging around in the ivy. We did see the lovely deep blue of the open wings, but they never stay that way for long. It seems like a good year for the holly blue, i’ve never seen so many. They actually have an interesting a boom / bust cycle over about 4 years…