Thursday, 9 September 2021



 White-bodied conch moth. Only second record for Staffordshire. First was in August.

Friday, 20 August 2021



 Mirificarma mulinella, Gorse groundling. Only 4 previous sightings in the County since 1995.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Saturday, 14 August 2021



 Cereal Tortrix. Only the second record in Staffordshire.

Friday, 13 August 2021


 Yesterday the wheat field adjacent to the garden was harvested and the following morning this Meal moth was seen.

Saturday, 7 August 2021



Small red slender, new record for SK00, Barred grass-veneer and a Buff footman compared to a Scarce footman
 

Sunday, 1 August 2021


 Maple Pug. Seen elsewhere in the County, but not recorded before in SK00 (10km square including Hammerwich).

Thursday, 1 July 2021


The false Cacao moth. Has been recorded throughout Staffordshire, but this is the first time for the 10 square kilometres around Hammerwich.
 

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Wednesday, 9 June 2021



 Apple-fruit moth, Argyresthia conjugella. New to SK00 area.

Thursday, 3 June 2021


 Wasp beetle, Clytus arietis. A wasp mimic for a longhorn beetle - quite harmless.


Friday, 14 May 2021


 Shuttle-shaped dart. A common moth, but this one was fresh and perfectly marked.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021


 Agonopterix alstromeriana. Not seen in Hammerwich area since before 1995.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021