Just been getting MapMate up to date and now realise that I have reached over 50 species already this year and it is still February, albeit the last day of February. It took until 25th March to get there last year.
The success, like last year, is simply down to extensive daytime searching for early stages, predominantly of micros.
The species to push the list to 50 this year was the not-so-spectacular mine of Bucculatrix nigricomella in my front garden.
The new for garden Red Chestnut from my most recent post, was species #51 for 2014, so hopefully onwards and upwards.