Moths 2021

I added 31 moth species to the list for my home location in 2021, taking the total to 232. Most years I have been away for much of September, but this year it was October. I had thought that this might mitigate the quite large drop in species numbers from August to September, but in fact, the drop is even greater after this year’s records are added in.

It was a good year for me for micromoths, with much help from Nigel Richards, Mark Young and others. I am also grateful to Keith Sadler, the County Moth Recorder, and many others who have helped with identifications.

Update: Keith confirms that these micromoths I recorded in 2021 were all new to the vice-county: Bucculatrix nigricomella (Daisy Bent-wing), Nematopogon schwarziellus (Sandy Long-horn), Glyphipterix forsterella (Sedge Fanner) and Bryotropha boreella (Mountain Groundling).

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