Yes, an early date (the earliest on my database is 22nd April), but there is a trend for early emergences this year; one more example from last night is the earliest record of Dysodia miniata (Thyrididae), previously earliest on 11 April (1998 & 2008). These early emergences are probably due to the warmest February on record.
Sphingids starting to emerge now.
At KFBG last night there were:
Dahria rubiginosa, Macroglossum corythus, M. fritzei, Marumba dyras, Rhagastis albomarginatus, Theretra nessus and Ambulyx ochracea. I've also seen Acosmeryx castanea in the last week.
[ Last edited by hkmoths at 2009-3-21 14:22 ]