Sunday, 2 December 2012

Closed for Winter...

Its a while since I posted on here. Since the last post I have done some trapping into late November, catching mainly December Moths, with a few Winter Moth, Chestnuts and Angle Shades etc.

Now Christmas looms upon us I am giving the trap a wash and tidy, and using the end of the year as the 'close season', ready for 2013.

Unless there is a particularly mild spell that is...

See you in the New Year...



Sunday, 14 October 2012


Oh no, Winter Moth on the list....December Moth soon.

Taxa
1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1799 Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) 1
1923 Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) 1 NFY
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 1
2262 Brick (Agrochola circellaris) 1
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 1
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 3

10 moths of 8sp
Feathered Thorn

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Wonder of the Day.

7.5 degrees and clear. Another slow one, but I was pleased to meet with MDJ again...

Taxa
2247 Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina) 1 NFY
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 4

7 Moths of 4 sp.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Late Post 30/09/12


Mild 11 degrees. A few new species for the year...

Taxa
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 2
0697 Agonopterix arenella 3
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 2
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 2
2262 Brick (Agrochola circellaris) 1 NFY
2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 1 NFY
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 1 NFY
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 5
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 4
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 3
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 14

47 Moths of 20 sp.
Brick

Red Line Quaker

Yellow Line Quaker
Sorry pics used before, I didnt have time to take new ones...

Monday, 17 September 2012


7 degrees min. Much quieter last night with Bulrush Wainscot the highlight...

Taxa
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 7
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 2
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 4
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 2
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 5
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 2
2369 Bulrush Wainscot (Nonagria typhae) 1 NFY
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 6

38 Moths of 14 sp.
Bulrush Wainscot

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Flounced Chestnut

12 degree min. It seems that half the county's Silver Y's are in my garden. Flounced Chestnut made its first appearance...

Taxa
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 3
0697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 3
1134 Epinotia ramella 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1 latest county record by over two weeks.
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1388 Udea lutealis 1
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 5
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 10
1767 Pine Carpet (Thera firmata) 2
1768 Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 27
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 7
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 26
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 1
2265 Flounced Chestnut (Agrochola helvola) 1 NFY
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 10
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 5
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 3
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 18
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 5
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 50
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

197 Moths of 32 sp.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Its Northern!

14 degree min. A nice suite of autumn species last night plus a new one for me, hot on the heels of Tim's Northern Deep Brown Dart, one was in my trap this morning... 
Northern Deep Brown Dart


With a Black Rustic...

14 degree min. A nice suite of autumn species last night plus a new one for me, hot on the heels of Tim's Northern Deep Brown Dart, one was in my trap this morning...
Taxa
0420 Cherry Fruit Moth (Argyresthia pruniella) 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 2
0697 Agonopterix arenella 2
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 1 NFY
0873 Blastobasis adustella 5
1016 Cnephasia longana 3
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1388 Udea lutealis 4
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 3
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 6
1767 Pine Carpet (Thera firmata) 2 NFY
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 1
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 48
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 25
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 1
2117 Autumnal Rustic (Eugnorisma glareosa) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 4
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 18
2231a Northern Deep-brown Dart (Aporophyla lueneburgensis) 1 NEW
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 1
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 8
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 3
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 2
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 8
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 4
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 3
2336 Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 2
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 2
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 4
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 22
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 16
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

216 Moths of 42 sp




Sunday, 9 September 2012


A cooler night last night. Another Butterbur and Autumnal Rustic highlights but I was pleased to net a Nettle Tap near my trap this morning as it sunbathed on ivy.

Taxa
0385 Nettle-Tap (Anthophila fabriciana) 1 Netted at the trap.
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
1016 Cnephasia longana 1
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1 NFY
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1388 Udea lutealis 6
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 7
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 24
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 6
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta) 1
2117 Autumnal Rustic (Eugnorisma glareosa) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 2
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 22
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 2
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 2
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 1
2336 Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 2
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 22
2362 Butterbur (Hydraecia petasitis) 1
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 2

112 moths of 28 sp.
Nettle-Tap

Garden Rose Tortrix


Saturday, 8 September 2012


16 degrees min, some nice moths last night...Small Autumnal Moth was only my second and colour was provided by 3 Sallow species...
Three species of Sallow, Sallow, Pink barred and Centre barred.

Acleris sparsana
Taxa
0462 Ypsolopha sequella 2
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 3
0658 Carcina quercana 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
0697 Agonopterix arenella 2
0873 Blastobasis adustella 5
0972 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana) 2
1016 Cnephasia longana 18
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 1
1041 Acleris sparsana 1 NFY
1043 Acleris aspersana 1
1055 Acleris hyemana 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1388 Udea lutealis 20
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 6
1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla 1 NFY
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 1
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 1
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 1
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 26
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 2
1798 Small Autumnal Moth (Epirrita filigrammaria) 1 NFY flew off before photo.
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 34
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 15
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 2
2117 Autumnal Rustic (Eugnorisma glareosa) 1 NFY
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 2
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 40
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 1
2254 Grey Chi (Antitype chi) 3
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 3
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 5
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 1 NFY
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 7
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 2
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 5
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 2
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 24
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 4
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 15
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

277 Moths of 52sp

Thursday, 6 September 2012

04/09/12


An impromptu couple of hours from 8.30pm - 11pm, myself and John Rutter managed a few reasonable moths...0858 Hypatima rhomboidella is only the third VC68 record and only the second in the county since 1987. There are few new for the year too.

Taxa
0284 Caloptilia rufipennella 1 NEW
0293 Caloptilia syringella 1 NFY
0411 Argyresthia goedartella 5 NFY
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 1
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
0697 Agonopterix arenella 1
0858 Hypatima rhomboidella 1 NEW
0873 Blastobasis adustella 3
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 2
1134 Epinotia ramella 2 NFY
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 2
1388 Udea lutealis 1
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 2
1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla 1 NFY
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 19
1766 Blue-bordered Carpet (Plemyria rubiginata) 1
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 11
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 4
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 11
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 2
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 14
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 1
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 1 NFY
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 2
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 2

98 Moths of 31 sp.
0284 Caloptilia rufipennella 

0293 Caloptilia syringella

0858 Hypatima rhomboidella 

0411 Argyresthia goedartella

1134 Epinotia ramella

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Oh my.....

Remember the Caloptilia, below? Well, I sent it off to Jon Clifton who has done a gen det and it is indeed a male 0291 Caloptilia hemidactylella. A species not only new to Northumberland, but new to the north of England. This is only the second record in Britain since 1955!  The other records are all from the south west midland area. Once identified, this little chap seems to raise more questions than answers. What is a RDB moth like this doing so far from its known range? Unless its from the continent on its march westward....

Never mind that, its my best catch to date and I'm well cock'a'hoop!!

Caloptila hemidactylella

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Caloptilia....

What on earth...If you know please tell me....I dare not think its the one it looks like on UK Moths...

Quite a good catch. Still have a Caloptilia sp to identify...Sugaring produced - Svenssons CU, SqSpt Rustic, Com Rustic agg, Large and Lesser YU and Mouse. The Svensson's was not caught in the Robinson Trap only 3 yards away!

Taxa
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 1
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 1
0462 Ypsolopha sequella 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
0972 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana) 2
1016 Cnephasia longana 12
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 1
1126 Ancylis badiana 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1388 Udea lutealis 13
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 10
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 1
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 10
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 2
1838 Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata) 1
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) 1 NFY
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 60
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 28
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 6
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta) 3
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 4
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 20
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 1
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 4
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 3
2335 Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina) 1
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 4
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 18
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 3
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 12
2439 Gold Spot (Plusia festucae) 1 NFY
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 13

254 moths of 43 sp.

Friday, 31 August 2012


Apart from the excitement of a Neglected Rustic that turned out to be a variation of Square spot Rustic, the bright moon and cool breeze made for a quiet night...

Taxa
0706 Agonopterix nervosa 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 1
1388 Udea lutealis 15
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 7
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 6
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 2
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 9
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 4
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 2

51 moths of 12sp
Not a Neglected Rustic...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Brown spot Pinion


Centre barred Sallow
Another try with sugaring around the garden last night produced 10 moths of 5 sp that may have been found in the trap later. Autumn marches on with year first Centre barred Sallow and Brown spot Pinion. Another 4 Rush Veneer was nice...

Taxa
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 1
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 5
0972 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana) 1
1016 Cnephasia longana 4
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 3
1126 Ancylis badiana 1
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1388 Udea lutealis 15
1398 Rush Veneer (Nomophila noctuella) 4
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 6
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 1
1825 Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 38
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 17
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 8
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 3
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 14
2254 Grey Chi (Antitype chi) 1
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 1
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 1
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 4
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 6
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 9
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 2

158 moths of 35 sp.

Monday, 27 August 2012

23rd August...




Limnaecia phragmitella
Ypsolopha sequella
Tawny Shears
Flounced Rustic
Ash Pug

An interesting catch the other night with 3 'firsts' for me and Ash Pug and Yellow barred Brindle making second appearances.

Taxa
0424  Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella)  1
0453  Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella)  2
0462  Ypsolopha sequella  1 NEW
0647  Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)  1
0658  Carcina quercana  1
0787  Bryotropha terrella  1
0873  Blastobasis adustella  7
0898  Limnaecia phragmitella  1 NEW
0970  Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana)  2
0972  Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana)  2
1016  Cnephasia longana  8
1020  Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana)  1
1021  Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana)  8
1043  Acleris aspersana  1 NFY
1305  Agriphila tristella  1
1316  Catoptria falsella  2
1333  Scoparia pyralella  1
1356  Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)  1
1388  Udea lutealis  19
1405  Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)  5
1439  Trachycera advenella  3
1702  Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)  2
1708  Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata)  2
1713  Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata)  4
1722  Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata)  2
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  1
1754  Phoenix (Eulithis prunata)  1
1759  Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  7
1808  Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata)  2
1809  Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata)  2
1838  Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata)  1
1848  Ash Pug (Eupithecia innotata f. fraxinata)  1 NFY
1883  Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)  1
1884  Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata)  1
1887  Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata)  1
1919  Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria)  1
1962  Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria)  1
2050  Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)  3
2081  White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici)  1
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  1
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  88
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  24
2111  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  35
2112  Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)  4
2118  True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea)  1
2123  Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  9
2126  Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)  1
2130  Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  1
2133  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  1
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  37
2167  Tawny Shears (Hadena perplexa)  1 NEW
2193  Clay (Mythimna ferrago)  1
2198  Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  6
2199  Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)  1
2254  Grey Chi (Antitype chi)  1
2299  Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)  3
2321  Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  10
2330  Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa)  1
2342  Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa)  6
2343x  Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.)  50
2350  Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina)  1
2360x  Ear Moth agg. (Amphipoea oculea agg.)  1
2361  Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)  4
2434  Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  2
2441  Silver Y (Autographa gamma)  9
2443  Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)  1
2477  Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  3

409 Moths of 67 sp.

[ 29/08/12 Update. Thanks to Mark Skevington for blowing the dust from my eyes and putting me back on track with Flounced Rustic...anyone would think I hadn't caught one before! I've had 244 over the past 3 years in the garden. Why this one threw me I'll never know].

Thursday, 23 August 2012

New! Svensson's...



Svensson's Copper Underwing

A new species for me last night and a very scarce one in VC68 ( Where Copper Underwing has yet to be recorded). This one shows a selection of pro Svensson's features -

Uneven chevron peaks above the spot on the upperside.
A solid bar on the underwing.
Diffuse dark / pale banding on underside of the flank .
Blackish, pale tipped palps.

Now I dont think any of these are diagnostic, but when John Langmaid refers to the Coppers as 'jigsaw species' where many characters have to place the balance of probability, this one does just that. I cant find any pro Copper Underwing features. I dont want to have this fine moth killed, so that will do for me.


Breezy and clear. A new, tricky, sp for me last night...

Taxa
0688  Agonopterix heracliana  1
0873  Blastobasis adustella  6
0972  Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana)  3
1016  Cnephasia longana  3
1021  Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana)  1
1111a  Bactra lacteana  1
1304  Agriphila straminella  1
1305  Agriphila tristella  1
1388  Udea lutealis  12
1405  Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)  6
1439  Trachycera advenella  1
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  2
1809  Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata)  1
2050  Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)  2
2081  White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici)  2
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  1
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  48
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  30
2111  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  58
2112  Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)  4
2120  Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica)  1
2123  Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  4
2130  Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  1
2133  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  1
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  19
2178  Feathered Gothic (Tholera decimalis)  1 NFY
2198  Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  4
2298  Svensson's Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera)  1 NEW
2321  Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  5
2335  Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina)  1
2343x  Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.)  28
2361  Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)  1
2434  Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  1
2441  Silver Y (Autographa gamma)  5
2477  Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  1

260 Moths of 37 sp.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Out field...Damses Wood.





Trapping from 8.30pm - midnight under tall oak canopy with John, Nigel (Abbey Meadows blog) and Ian. 
We used 125w MV Robinson,160w black Skinner and a 15w actinic skinner. 
Noteworthy were 17 Buff Footman, a good record seeing as there are only 23 records previously.
Buff Footman


Two pics of the same unidentified Pug. Help please.



Taxa
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 1
0449 Prays fraxinella f. rustica 1
0658 Carcina quercana 6
0873 Blastobasis adustella 7
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 2
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 5
1111 Bactra lancealana 1
1260 Cydia splendana 8
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 10
1388 Udea lutealis 5
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 2
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 12
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 3
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 5
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 6
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 20
1766 Blue-bordered Carpet (Plemyria rubiginata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 1
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 29
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 3
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 3
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1838 Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 4
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 4
2049 Buff Footman (Eilema depressa) 17
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 3
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 29
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 6
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 31
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 1
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 3
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 1
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 16
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 1
2335 Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina) 4
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 11
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 3
2492 Small Fan-foot (Herminia grisealis) 1

There are 1 micro and 3 pugs yet to id...

289 Moths of 53 sp

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Everyone a winner...

Or at least it seems that way lately. I seem to be adding to the garden list every few days...

Lobesia abscisana

Highest total this year with 530 moths of 73 species.

Autumn is definitely here with the appearance of the first two Sallows of the year, my fist Orange Swift for 2 years and a new species for me 1108 Lobesia abscisana were the highlights.

Taxa
Coleophora species (Coleophora sp.) 1
0015 Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina) 1 NFY
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 1
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0658 Carcina quercana 1
0779 Bryotropha affinis 1
0787 Bryotropha terrella 1
0792 Mirificarma mulinella 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 4
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 1
0989 Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana) 1
1016 Cnephasia longana 4
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 11
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1108 Lobesia abscisana 1 NEW
1126 Ancylis badiana 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 5
1316 Catoptria falsella 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 3
1388 Udea lutealis 35
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 5
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 7
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 3
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 2
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 2
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 10
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 2
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1838 Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata) 2
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 2
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 14
2081 White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 5
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 81
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 33
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata) 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 72
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta) 4
2118 True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 5
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 2
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 3
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 7
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 15
2136 Gothic (Naenia typica) 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 1
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 15
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 3
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 2 NFY
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) 1
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 3
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 33
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 2
2336 Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma) 1
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 6
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 74
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2360x Ear Moth agg. (Amphipoea oculea agg.) 1 NFY
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 4
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 1
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 2
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 6
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 2
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 2
Sallow

17/08/12 MEGA!

Evergestis extimalis a VC68 First.


Archer's Dart, not as worn as the one from Chev last week.

Acleris emargana

Another good show with a VC First in the form of  a worn Evergestis extimalis. This is only the 4th for Northumberland and the first away from Toms Tams garden! A supposedly southern species or maybe a migrant? Archers Dart was new for the garden, relegating Double Lobed to year tick status.

Taxa
0453  Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella)  2
0464  Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella)  1
0873  Blastobasis adustella  3
0874  Blastobasis lacticolella  1
0972  Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana)  3
0994  Clepsis consimilana  1
1016  Cnephasia longana  2
1020  Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana)  1
1021  Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana)  5
1062  Acleris emargana  1 NFY
1076  Celypha lacunana  3
1305  Agriphila tristella  11
1338  Dipleurina lacustrata  2
1357  Evergestis extimalis 1 NEW
1376  Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata)  1
1388  Udea lutealis  16
1405  Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)  8
1702  Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)  4
1713  Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata)  1
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  1
1742  Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)  1
1754  Phoenix (Eulithis prunata)  1
1759  Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  5
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  1
1777  July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata)  2
1809  Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata)  1
1838  Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata)  3
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  1
1941  Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata)  1
1962  Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria)  1
2006  Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)  1
2050  Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)  5
2081  White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici)  2
2085  Archer's Dart (Agrotis vestigialis)  1
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  4
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  66
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  24
2110  Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata)  2
2111  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  76
2112  Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)  8
2123  Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  8
2126  Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)  3
2128  Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)  1
2130  Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  10
2133  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  7
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  16
2136  Gothic (Naenia typica)  1
2193  Clay (Mythimna ferrago)  2
2198  Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  18
2199  Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)  1
2284x  Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi)  1
2321  Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  37
2335  Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina)  5
2336  Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma)  1
2342  Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa)  4
2343x  Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.)  45
2361  Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)  1
2434  Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  4
2441  Silver Y (Autographa gamma)  5
2443  Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)  3
2477  Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  3
2489  Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis)  1

 431 Moths of 63 species.

16/08/12

Pandemis cinnamomeana female a site first.

0971  Pandemis cinnamomeana was a new species for me, plus Short cloaked Moth was new for the garden. No photo I fumbled it and it flew off.

Taxa
  Coleophora species (Coleophora sp.)  1
0438  Swammerdamia pyrella  1
0453  Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella)  1
0464  Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella)  3
0647  Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)  1
0688  Agonopterix heracliana  2
0787  Bryotropha terrella  1
0873  Blastobasis adustella  5
0874  Blastobasis lacticolella  1
0970  Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana)  1
0971  Pandemis cinnamomeana  1 NEW
0972  Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana)  2
0989  Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana)  1
1016  Cnephasia longana  3
1020  Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana)  5
1021  Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana)  16
1076  Celypha lacunana  2
1126  Ancylis badiana  1
1260  Cydia splendana  1
1305  Agriphila tristella  17
1316  Catoptria falsella  1
1333  Scoparia pyralella  1
1338  Dipleurina lacustrata  7
1388  Udea lutealis  25
1405  Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)  5
1439  Trachycera advenella  1
1484  Phycitodes saxicola  1
1702  Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)  4
1708  Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata)  2
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1732  Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata)  3
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  1
1758  Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  4
1765  Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata)  1
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  1
1777  July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata)  1
1802  Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata)  2
1809  Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata)  1
1838  Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata)  1
1867  Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata)  1
1884  Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata)  2
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  2
1917  Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)  1
1962  Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria)  1
2006  Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)  2
2050  Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)  10
2057  Garden Tiger (Arctia caja)  1
2077  Short-cloaked Moth (Nola cucullatella)  1 NEW
2081  White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici)  1
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  1
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  59
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  14
2111  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  60
2112  Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)  3
2123  Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  3
2130  Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  6
2133  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  10
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  11
2160  Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)  2
2173  Lychnis (Hadena bicruris)  2
2193  Clay (Mythimna ferrago)  1
2198  Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  17
2199  Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)  5
2299  Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)  3
2318  Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina)  2
2321  Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  41
2335  Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina)  1
2342  Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa)  9
2343x  Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.)  55
2345  Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima)  1
2361  Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)  2
2434  Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  4
2441  Silver Y (Autographa gamma)  5
2443  Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)  2
2477  Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  3

477 Moths of 77 species.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Help Please?

Eucosma conterminana, a site first.

A proper gripper this. Probably Bactra lacteana with those black sub-apical streaks, but the other one cant be ruled out without Gen Det. I released it before I knew the status....

Has anyone got a clue? If so please help... Both caught on Monday night, I think may be different species?

[Mark, thanks for the advice].

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

New species alert!

Aethes smeathmanniana
Cydia splendana

Nut Bud Moth
Mirificarma mulinella


Humid with drizzle. A few migrants, Rush Veneers, Diamond backs and Silver Ys, a couple of new year species plus a new one for me - Aethes smeathmanniana.

A good night.

Taxa
Coleophora species (Coleophora sp.) 1
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 1
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 14
0787 Bryotropha terrella 1
0789 Bryotropha domestica 1
0792 Mirificarma mulinella 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 3
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
0892 Mompha subbistrigella 1
0947 Aethes smeathmanniana 1 NEW
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1020 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana) 3
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 5
1055 Acleris hyemana 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1139 Nut Bud Moth (Epinotia tenerana) 1 NFY
1260 Cydia splendana 1 NFY
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 36
1316 Catoptria falsella 4
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1388 Udea lutealis 16
1398 Rush Veneer (Nomophila noctuella) 2 NFY
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 9
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 6
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 5
1742 Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 3
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 1
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 1
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 1
1808 Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata) 1
1825 Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata) 1
1884 Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata) 1
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 1
1919 Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria) 1 NFY
1962 Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria) 3
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 9
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 35
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 9
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 17
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 2
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 4
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 17
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 1
2154 Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 1
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 1
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 10
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 5
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1 NFY
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 15
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 1
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 4
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 17
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 2
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 1
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 1
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 12
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 6
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 5
2444 Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 2
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 2

Plus 2 in the Howick Moths photo album to id, if you can help...

324 Moths of 71 sp.

Friday, 10 August 2012

New species...9th August...

Yellow barred Brindle


A new species for me last night was Yellow barred Brindle, and nice one too.

Taxa
Agonopterix species (Agonopterix sp.) 1
0449 Ash Bud Moth (Prays fraxinella) 1 NFY
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0787 Bryotropha terrella 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 3
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 1
1020 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana) 1
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 7
1055 Acleris hyemana 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 5
1305 Agriphila tristella 7
1316 Catoptria falsella 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 3
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 1
1388 Udea lutealis 21
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 7
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 9
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1742 Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 3
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 1
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 1
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 3
1808 Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata) 1
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1838 Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata) 3
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata) 1 NEW
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 1
1894 Latticed Heath (Chiasmia clathrata) 1
1921 Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria) 2
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) 4
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 1
1962 Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria) 2
2000 Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius) 1
2007 Swallow Prominent (Pheosia tremula) 1
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 22
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 7
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 25
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta) 2
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 6
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 2
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 17
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 7
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 2
2173 Lychnis (Hadena bicruris) 1
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 3
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 28
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 4
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) 2
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 29
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 36
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 3
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 9
2440 Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami) 1 NFY
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1
2442 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina) 1
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 2
2449 Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 2
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 10
2489 Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) 3

320 Moths of 72 sp

7th August belated...



Epiblema roborana. It wouldn't sit still...

Roborana was a new one for the garden...

Taxa
0597  Elachista atricomella  1 NFY
0647  Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)  2
0873  Blastobasis adustella  1
0874  Blastobasis lacticolella  1
0972  Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana)  1
1021  Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana)  4
1076  Celypha lacunana  5
1178  Epiblema roborana  1 NEW
1304  Agriphila straminella  2
1305  Agriphila tristella  3
1338  Dipleurina lacustrata  1
1388  Udea lutealis  27
1405  Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)  1
1702  Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)  3
1708  Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata)  1
1713  Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata)  2
1732  Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata)  4
1758  Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  1
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  1
1808  Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata)  1
1809  Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata)  2
1862  Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)  1
1884  Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata)  1
1893  Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata)  1 NFY
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  2
1961  Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata)  1
2050  Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)  4
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  3
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  13
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  1
2111  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  10
2112  Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)  2
2118  True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea)  1
2128  Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)  1
2130  Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  2
2133  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  16
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  1
2160  Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)  1
2193  Clay (Mythimna ferrago)  5
2198  Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  16
2199  Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)  9
2293  Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica)  1
2321  Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  9
2335  Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina)  2
2342  Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa)  4
2343x  Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.)  30
2381  Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines)  1
2434  Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  4
2442  Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)  1
2443  Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)  3
2474  Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis)  6
2477  Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  4
2489  Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis)  1

223 Moths of 54 sp.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

An away day...night....




Northumberland has some great dunes systems. Combined with an extensive reed bed, this makes for great mothing habitat. An  evening trapping with Tom Tams, Keith Dover, Alan Fairclough, Marge & Norman Tuck  at East Chevington, concentrating on the reed beds we turned up quite a few goodies. New count records for Silky Wainscot, Southern Wainscot and Lempke's Gold Spot plus a few new species for me.

A great night out, with some good numbers of commoner species too...


We used 5 mv lights and 2 actinics between 9pm and 1am.


Taxa

Cnephasia species (Cnephasia sp.) 2
0014 Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) 4
0015 Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina) 35
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 1
0518 Coleophora mayrella 1
0609 Elachista maculicerusella 6 NEW 
0706 Agonopterix nervosa 2
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
0937 Agapeta hamana 1
0938 Agapeta zoegana 19 NEW
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 4
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) 2
1197 Eucosma campoliliana 1
1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana 2
1201 Eucosma cana 4
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 31
1305 Agriphila tristella 7
1336 Eudonia pallida 1
1509 Stenoptilia pterodactyla 2
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 89
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 24
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 1
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 3
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 2
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 18
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 7
1758 Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 1
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) 4
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 3
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 3
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) 1
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 3
2057 Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) 2
2064 Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa) 24
2077 Short-cloaked Moth (Nola cucullatella) 2 NEW
2081 White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici) 17
2085 Archer's Dart (Agrotis vestigialis) 6
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 16
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 4
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 16
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 10
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 5
2176 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) 5
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 5
2197 Southern Wainscot (Mythimna straminea) 26 NEW
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 189
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2278 Poplar Grey (Acronicta megacephala) 1
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2303 Straw Underwing (Thalpophila matura) 2
2305 Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 21
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 5
2336 Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma) 23
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 1
2341 Cloaked Minor (Mesoligia furuncula) 1 NEW
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 9
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 18
2345 Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima) 4
2348 Lyme Grass (Chortodes elymi) 4
2368 Crescent (Celaena leucostigma) 1
2381 Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines) 1
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 3
2391 Silky Wainscot (Chilodes maritimus) 8 NEW
2399 Bordered Sallow (Pyrrhia umbra) 1
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 7
2439 Gold Spot (Plusia festucae) 14
2440 Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami) 35
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 3
2444 Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea) 12
2449 Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 11
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1
2489 Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) 1


A good total of 808 moths of 78 species.


Elachista maculicerusella

Agapeta zoegana

Cloaked Minor

Short cloaked Moth
Archer's Dart

Southern Wainscot

Two forms of Silky Wainscot