Wednesday, 4 April 2012

01/04/12 Another surprise new species...

A raggy arsed Oak Nycteoline.
6 degree min with full cloud cover.

VC 68's third record of Oak Nycteoline was a new species for me, in a very reasonable catch.. A very localised species in Northumberland.

1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 1
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 1
1750 Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata) 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 3
2139 Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa) 6
2179 Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea) 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 9
2186 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) 7
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 1
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 5
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 33
2423 Oak Nycteoline (Nycteola revayana) 1 NEW

70 moths of 13 sp.


  1. Most Nycteolines are a bit tatty in the spring Stewart, though cut it some slack - it has survived a Northumberland winter without a coat!

  2. Aye....Its Northumbrian! Heheheh.... :)

  3. Well done on the new garden tick and third record for the Vice County Stewart.

  4. Nice form
    3rd for the County surprises me, I presume this is overlooked at times as an Acleris sp by people who don't count the micro's!

  5. Hi Ben, its not that they are overlooked, its just that there are so few people who trap in Northumberland, they are genuinely scarce. Only about 15 - 20 people do any trapping at all, and only 12 - 15 of those submit regular records! So, its relatively easy to get good county records...