Saturday 8 July 2023

Dewick's Plusia

Dewick's Plusia - first record for the garden, here in Exmouth, and only the second one I've seen. Not sure if it's an immigrant but it was sharing the trap with half a dozen Silver Y and a couple Rusty Dot Pearls, so it could be.

Mudbank - c25 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 2 Canada Geese, 1+ Ringed Plover and 2+ Whimbrel. Good numbers of Black-headed Gulls, including my first juvenile of the summer, and at least 5 Mediterranean Gulls.

Juvenile Black-headed Gull - Mudbank. Lets hope there are plenty more of these this summer, though I guess it's unlikely given the problems Bird Flu has caused in breeding colonies.

Mediterranean Gulls - Mudbank.

Yponomeuta species.

Yponomeuta species.

Silver Y - the tiny form f. gammina.

Acorn Piercer Pammene fasciana.

Codling Moth Cydia pomonella.

Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis.

Scalloped Oak.

Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella.

Knapweed Conch Agapeta zoegana.

Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana.

Small Grey Eudonia mercurella.

 Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana.


  1. Lovely Dewick's Plusia Matt. I've been off-grid for a while working/holidaying away so lovely to see some nice moths appearing locally.

  2. Hi Nick. Yep, the Dewick's Plusia was stunning, though I almost passed it off as Silver Y through early morning bleary eyes - that chestnut tinge made me look more closely. Am I right in thinking you had one last year or was it longer than that? It would be good to catch up and hear about your travels. Please pop in for a cuppa next time you're in the area. All the best. Matt.