Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bog Trapping West Highland style...

Allt Beithe, Arevegaig, Acharacle Nr Ardnamurchan


Click for bigger image, trap site just in front of shed.
Its always good to get some moth trapping in at a new place. At Allt Beithe, this isn't strictly true as I have trapped here before, in June 2010, but this is my first autumn session in the west highlands of Scotland.

The habitat is wet acid heathland and bog with wooded hills nearby. Being very remote there was no external light pollution from street lights etc and my trap could be seen for miles!

The species in red are new ones for me, but there are others in the list that were also good to get in bigger numbers than usual...

Code Taxon Vernacular 2013
453 Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 1
460 Ypsolopha parenthesella 3
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
792 Mirificarma mulinella 1
858 Hypatima rhomboidella 1
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 21
1040 Acleris caledoniana 6
1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1062 Acleris emargana 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1134 Epinotia ramella 13
1151 Epinotia trigonella 2
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 7
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1451 Pyla fusca 2
1632 Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 4
1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 4
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 2
1755 Eulithis testata Chevron 59
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1762 Chloroclysta citrata Dark Marbled Carpet 35
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 19
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 3
1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 9
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 3
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 20
1913 Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 6
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 18
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 13
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 12
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 35
2121 Diarsia dahlii Barred Chestnut 18
2132 Xestia castanea Neglected Rustic 9
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 12
2135 Xestia agathina Heath Rustic 4
2177 Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic 25
2231a Aporophyla lueneburgensis Northern Deep-brown Dart 13
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 104
2241 Xylena vetusta Red Sword-grass 2
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 3
2254 Antitype chi Grey Chi 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2265 Agrochola helvola Flounced Chestnut 11
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2273 Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 13
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 10
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 24
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 733
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 6
2367 Celaena haworthii Haworth's Minor 9
2368 Celaena leucostigma scotica Crescent 34
Total 1355 Moths of 61 species
Trapped on 6 nights 7th - 12th September 2013
New species  - 
Ypsolopha parenthesella
Epinotia trigonella
Pyla fusca
Pale Eggar
Barred Chestnut
Neglected Rustic (two above)
Hedge Rustic
Brindled Green
Crescent ( form scotica )
And not new but good to get -

A real Dark Marbled Carpet!

Red Sword Grass
Northern Deep Brown Dart ( pale form)
Haworth's Minor


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

More new ones...

An excellent catch with three new species for me - Ypsolopha scabrella, Orange Sallow and Haworth's Minor. There was definitely an arrival of moorland species in my garden last night with the above minor plus 2 Heath Rustic, 6 Ear Moth agg, Small Autumnal...

Along with a full house of Yellow Underwings and 4 Sallow sp what's not to like!

A great night! 



Ypsolopha scabrella 6th VC 68 Record
Orange Sallow 5th VC68 Record
Haworth's Minor 10th VC68 Record
All 4 Sallows!

Taxa
0385 Anthophila fabriciana 6
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 1
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1 NEW 6th VC68 Record
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0672 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria heraclei) 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
0697 Agonopterix arenella 3
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 4
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 3
1041 Acleris sparsana 1 NFY
1043 Acleris aspersana 4
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1388 Udea lutealis 4
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 3
1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 1
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 3
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 2
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 3
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 44
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 4
1798 Small Autumnal Moth (Epirrita filigrammaria) 1 NFY
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 1
1838 Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata) 3
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) 1
1956 Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 1
2049 Buff Footman (Eilema depressa) 2
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 6
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 241
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 91
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata) 4
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 10
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta) 2
2117 Autumnal Rustic (Eugnorisma glareosa) 1
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 11
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 3
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 52
2135 Heath Rustic (Xestia agathina) 2 NFY
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 1 NFY
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 65
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 5
2271 Orange Sallow (Xanthia citrago) 1 NEW 5th VC68 Record
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 1
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 7
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 2
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 7
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 11
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 4
2360x Ear Moth agg. (Amphipoea oculea agg.) 6
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 26
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 2
2367 Haworth's Minor (Celaena haworthii) 1 NEW 10th VC68 Record
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 2

680 Moths of 62 sp with a few micro's to id...

Monday, 26 August 2013

Update...


Above - The Annulet, a new, albeit, raggy arsed individual in my garden last night was the first Northumberland record for 17 years.


Above - In much better condition, an Autumnal Rustic was a new for the year the other night...

As was -


Frosted Orange

A few days ago  a geometer had me stumped as it wouldnt open its wings. After some probing it turned out to be new for the garden, a Chevron. It flew off while I tampered with it...Poor image below...


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Despicable Me!


Above two shots of 1365 Pyrausta despicata

13 degrees. Highlight was 1365 Pyrausta despicata only the 4th county record and the first since 1976 ( the other two were in the 1800s). Also it was good to get another 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis.

Still knee deep in lutealis.

Taxa
0293 Caloptilia syringella 1
0422 Argyresthia albistria 2 NFY
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 5
0449 Ash Bud Moth (Prays fraxinella) 1
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 35
0644 Borkhausenia fuscescens 1
0672 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria heraclei) 1
0713 Agonopterix angelicella 1
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 2
0873 Blastobasis adustella 5
0972 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana) 1
1016 Cnephasia longana 2
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 1
1362 Pyrausta purpuralis 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata 1 NEW
1388 Udea lutealis 163
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 21
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 4
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 3
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 5
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 6
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 1
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
2081 White-line Dart (Euxoa tritici) 1 NFY
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 137
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 26
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 38
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 6
2128 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum) 1
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 2
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 35
2176 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) 2
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 1
2254 Grey Chi (Antitype chi) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1 NFY
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 4
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 2
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 18
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 3
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 3
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 2
2369 Bulrush Wainscot (Nonagria typhae) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 13
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 1
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

597 Moths of 55 sp.

Sunday, 4 August 2013


Bud Moth, a new one for me the other day.
Mompha propinquella
Large Emerald

13 degree min. no reduction in numbers here yet.
Highlight was only my second garden Large Emerald.

Taxa
0246 Tinea semifulvella 1
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 9
0441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella 3
0449 Ash Bud Moth (Prays fraxinella) 1
0453 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella) 2
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 25
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
0713 Agonopterix angelicella 1
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 1 NFY
0873 Blastobasis adustella 17
0886 Mompha ochraceella 1
0888 Mompha propinquella 1
0892 Mompha subbistrigella 1
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 1
0972 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana) 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 2
1016 Cnephasia longana 1
1020 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana) 1
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 6
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) 1
1175 Bramble Shoot Moth (Epiblema uddmanniana) 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 5
1305 Agriphila tristella 47
1316 Catoptria falsella 6
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1336 Eudonia pallida 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 5
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 1
1356 Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis) 1
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 1
1388 Udea lutealis 22
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 18
1439 Trachycera advenella 1 NFY
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 2
1666 Large Emerald (Geometra papilionaria) 1 NFY
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 14
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 9
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata thules) 1
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 3
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 2
1752 Purple Bar (Cosmorhoe ocellata) 1
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 2
1762 Dark Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta citrata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 2
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 4
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 2
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 6
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 3
1808 Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata) 3
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 2
1830 Wormwood Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata) 1
1838 Tawny Speckled Pug (Eupithecia icterata) 2
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 3
1867 Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata) 1 NFY
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 2
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 9
1921 Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria) 2
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 1
1941 Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata) 7
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 10
1962 Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria) 4
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 1
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 5
2057 Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 98
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 6
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 21
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2128 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum) 19
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 26
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 30
2176 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) 7
2192 Brown-line Bright Eye (Mythimna conigera) 1
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 4
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 19
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 2
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) 5
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 26
2335 Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina) 2
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 1
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 30
2350 Small Wainscot (Chortodes pygmina) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 2
2360x Ear Moth agg. (Amphipoea oculea agg.) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 3
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 2
2387 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) 1
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 13
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 3
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 6
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 3
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 50
2489 Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) 2

693 Moths of 100sp

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A VC68 First!


New species still keep coming - 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis and 0883 Mompha locupletella were new arrivals here last night. The locupletella is a VC 68 first and only the 3rd County record...

0882 Mompha locupletella a first.
Pyrausta purpuralis


Taxa
0449 Ash Bud Moth (Prays fraxinella) 1
0462 Ypsolopha sequella 1 NFY
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 9
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0713 Agonopterix angelicella 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 5
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
0882 Mompha locupletella 1 NEW VC68 RECORD 
0886 Mompha ochraceella 1
0945 Aethes cnicana 1
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1016 Cnephasia longana 1 NFY
1020 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana) 1
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 4
1076 Celypha lacunana 9
1111 Bactra lancealana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1305 Agriphila tristella 30
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 1
1362 Pyrausta purpuralis 1 NEW
1388 Udea lutealis 6
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 14
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 1
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) 3
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 5
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 2
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 1
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 5
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 5
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1752 Purple Bar (Cosmorhoe ocellata) 1
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 1
1758 Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata) 9
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 1
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 2
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 4
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 1
1808 Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata) 1
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1846 Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata) 2
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
1921 Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria) 2
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) 4
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 7
1941 Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata) 2
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 3
1962 Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria) 2
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 2
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 3
2057 Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) 2
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 2
2098 Flame (Axylia putris) 1
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 66
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 28
2118 True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2128 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum) 28
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 17
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 21
2154 Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 2
2176 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) 2
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 15
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 34
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) 3
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 20
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 1
2335 Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina) 5
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 5
2342 Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa) 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 17
2369 Bulrush Wainscot (Nonagria typhae) 1 NFY
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 8
2387 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) 1
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 26
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 10
2444 Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea) 1
2449 Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia) 2 NFY
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 4
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 62
2489 Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) 3

593 Moths of 92 sp

Monday, 29 July 2013

Slainsfield Moor, North Northumberland

On Saturday night a few of us went up on the moor mothing, a trip arranged by Richard with Lord Joicey the land owner, as part of a general survey of the wildlife on this little visited piece of land.

We ended a short session from 9.30pm - midnight with 548 moths of 74 species. The warm humid overcast night plus an excellent light set up from Fiona and Maurice Aungier boosted the catch...


This set up plus two 125w MV Robinsons set the scene.

The catch totals below...

Taxa

0015  Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina)  6
0018  Map-winged Swift (Hepialus fusconebulosa)  8
0018  Map-winged Swift (Hepialus fusconebulosa f. gallicus)  2
0441  Paraswammerdamia nebulella  1
0464  Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella)  3
0706  Agonopterix nervosa  3



0728  Monochroa cytisella  2 only 2nd and 3rd county records. Above.
0792  Mirificarma mulinella  1
0874  Blastobasis lacticolella  2
0937  Agapeta hamana  2
0954  Eupoecilia angustana f. fasciella  1
0970  Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana)  1
1021  Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana)  1
1076  Celypha lacunana  1
1083  Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana)  3

1147  Willow Tortrix (Epinotia cruciana)  1 the first in the county since 1994, Above.

1176  Epiblema trimaculana  1
1304  Agriphila straminella  30
1305  Agriphila tristella  30
1331  Water Veneer (Acentria ephemerella)  2
1334  Scoparia ambigualis  3
1336  Eudonia pallida  1
1338  Dipleurina lacustrata  1
1388  Udea lutealis  4
1640  Drinker (Euthrix potatoria)  46
1702  Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)  4
1732  Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata)  2
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  7
1749  Dark Spinach (Pelurga comitata)  1
1752  Purple Bar (Cosmorhoe ocellata)  10
1753  Striped Twin-spot Carpet (Nebula salicata)  1
1758  Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata)  4
1765  Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata)  1
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  14
1777  July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata)  2
1803  Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata)  3
1831  Ling Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata)  7
1846  Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata)  9
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  4
1921  Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria)  2
1922  Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)  2
1937  Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)  2
1961  Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata)  3
2006  Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)  3
2098  Flame (Axylia putris)  1
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  34
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  6
2110  Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata)  1
2111  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  6
2112  Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)  1
2118  True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea)  64
2120  Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica)  7
2122  Purple Clay (Diarsia brunnea)  5
2128  Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)  2
2130  Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  3
2133  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  7
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  1
2176  Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis)  18
2193  Clay (Mythimna ferrago)  1
2198  Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  50
2306  Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)  1
2321  Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  54
2322  Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea)  1
2336  Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma)  1
2337x  Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.)  2
2340  Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula)  14
2342  Rosy Minor (Mesoligia literosa)  2
2343x  Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.)  2
2360x  Ear Moth agg. (Amphipoea oculea agg.)  2
2434  Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  3
2440  Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami)  2
2443  Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)  8
2444  Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea)  1
2474  Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis)  1
2477  Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  10




Tuesday, 23 July 2013

22nd July


Lyme Grass



Its happened again. This time 2 House Sparrows in the trap with the moths. Not as much carnage, but still a good few gobbled and mutilated,  plus many geometers flushed by them. Did you know a headless Grey Dagger can still move about!
I'll leave the light off for a couple of nights...
Still some nice moths un touched - Lyme Grass, Phoenix, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Bird Cherry Ermine, Shaded Broad Bar and Parornix agg all NFY.

Taxa
Coleophora species (Coleophora sp.) 1
0308x Parornix species agg. (Parornix sp.) 1 NFY
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 3 NFY
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 2
0724 Metzneria lappella 1
0787 Bryotropha terrella 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 1
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
0886 Mompha ochraceella 3
0937 Agapeta hamana 2
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 4
1020 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana) 2
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 3
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 58
1305 Agriphila tristella 16
1316 Catoptria falsella 4
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 5
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 1
1356 Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis) 2
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 1
1392 Udea olivalis 2
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 10
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 1
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 7
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 1
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 1 NFY
1754 Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) 1 NFY
1758 Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata) 33
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 3
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 6
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 8
1804 Barred Rivulet (Perizoma bifaciata) 1 another,the first is still captive.
1808 Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata) 5
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1830 Wormwood Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata) 1
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 2
1894 Latticed Heath (Chiasmia clathrata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 3
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) 2
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 4
1941 Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata) 4
1955 Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria) 1
1956 Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 1
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 7
1962 Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria) 2
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 1
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 6
2057 Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) 7
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 10
2098 Flame (Axylia putris) 4
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 5
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 4
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 1 NFY
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 4
2120 Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica) 1
2122 Purple Clay (Diarsia brunnea) 3
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 4
2128 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum) 40
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 8
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 6
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina) 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 5
2173 Lychnis (Hadena bicruris) 2
2176 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) 7 2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 16
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 32
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 2
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) 3
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 19
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 2
2330 Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa) 1
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 16
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 10
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 19
2345 Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima) 3
2348 Lyme Grass (Chortodes elymi) 1 NFY
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 5
2387 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) 2
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 39
2442 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina) 4
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 8
2450 Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 3
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 38
2489 Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) 1

575 Moths of 94 sp

Monday, 22 July 2013

21st July 2013

I'm back posting just moths on here. It makes things easier and maybe shouldnt have changed...for other moth postings this year see From the Notebook... 

Barred Rivulet
Dioryctria abietella

Another big night, another garden first. Seems like every night something different turns up. Last night the Barred Rivulet that escaped the other day made a return, Dioryctria abietella was a 2nd.

In my haste / speed to get done and off to work I must have flushed another 100 uncounted. 
Taxa
Coleophora species (Coleophora sp.) 1
0015 Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina) 1
0441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella 1 NFY
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 4
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 2
0779 Bryotropha affinis 1
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
0886 Mompha ochraceella 8
0945 Aethes cnicana 2
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 5
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1020 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana) 5
1021 Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) 2
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 110
1305 Agriphila tristella 27
1316 Catoptria falsella 6
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 8
1336 Eudonia pallida 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 1
1388 Udea lutealis 1
1392 Udea olivalis 4
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 4
1454 Dioryctria abietella 1 NFY only my second.
1513 White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla) 1
1546 Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) 4
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) 1
1665 Grass Emerald (Pseudoterpna pruinata) 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 12
1707 Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata) 1
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 4
1713 Riband Wave [non-banded form] (Idaea aversata ab. remutata) 3
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 2
1758 Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata) 45
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 1 NFY
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 3
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 1 NFY
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 4
1803 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata) 16
1804 Barred Rivulet (Perizoma bifaciata) 1 NEW
1808 Sandy Carpet (Perizoma flavofasciata) 26
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 5
1817 Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata) 1
1819 Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata) 1
1830 Wormwood Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata) 1
1848 Ash Pug (Eupithecia innotata f. fraxinata) 1
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 2
1884 Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata) 1
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 2
1941 Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata) 15
1954 Bordered White (Bupalus piniaria) 1 NFY
1955 Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria) 1
1956 Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 4
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 6
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 1
2038 Muslin Footman (Nudaria mundana) 6
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 8
2057 Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) 8
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 5
2098 Flame (Axylia putris) 10
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 4
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 2
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 4
2118 True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea) 1
2120 Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica) 7
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2128 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum) 19
2130 Dotted Clay (Xestia baja) 10
2133 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata) 3
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 2
2176 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis) 4
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 10
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 46
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 2
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 2
2293 Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica) 5
2305 Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 7
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 1
2330 Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa) 1
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 6
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 7
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 9
2345 Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima) 1
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 3
2387 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) 1
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 41
2440 Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami) 4
2442 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina) 7
2443 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) 8
2444 Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea) 1
2450 Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 6
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 46
2489 Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis) 1

689 Moths of 100sp

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A take over...

For all of you moth enthusiasts who religiously scour this blog ( Trent, Matt, Mark and Ben) in 2013 I'll be putting moth posts in my other ( original) blog  'From the Notebook' 

I see today that a mild spell is imminent so maybe tomorrow or the weekend I'll give the Robinson a wash out and fire up the quattro!

Good luck with your 2013 mothing, I hope you all get the species you hope for.

Cheers Stewart