Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dalgety Bay, Fife - Breaching the 400

Broke through the 400 barrier with a nocturnal headtorch rampage with my son. Only two hours wandering along the coastal path through woodland produced 7 species of moth and a few other things besides (not yet determined/added to the list). This probably marks the beginning of the serious invert bothering and I'm looking to April to reach the half way mark. At this rate it'll be a dawdle (!)

Diurnea fagella

Water Carpet

Water Carpet

Agonopterix heracliana

Double-striped Pug
397 Platycheirus albimanus A hoverfly
398 Andrena bicolor Gwynne's Mining Bee
399 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth
400 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug
401 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut
402 Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet
403 Agonopterix heracliana Common Flat-body
404 Diurnea fagellaMarch Tubic
405 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker
406 Cytisus scoparius Broom


  1. Yaay! Welcome to the 'I hit 400 in under 3 months Club'! Catchy huh?

  2. Well done Ali. P.xylostella must have been a surprise. Been too windy on my patch for trapping but the temperatures have been good.

  3. I already have another record of P.xylostella submitted from Fife this year so it didn't seem so surprising!