Sunday, June 9, 2013


...............the 8th June was certainly a much better night than of late, in spite of the continuous northerly winds and cold nights. New macros in the garden are now becoming few and far between, so to get two in one night is a bit of a rare treat. These are macro numbers 311 and 312 for the garden after Scarce Tissue and what must almost certainly be a Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet earlier this year.

Flame Carpet
I can only assume both of these species reside in an area of woodland in close proximity to the north of my position. At this time of year it is very unusual to have a prolonged spell of northerly winds- this could explain these occurrences.

Pale Oak Beauty 

A good haul of four, 8th June.

 Spruce Carpet

 Light Brocade

 Tawny Marbled Minor
1st for year, unfortunately chewed by a spider.

 1356 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis

 Scoparia sp.
Quite large for a Scoparia. Also fairly pale for S. ambigualis. Could possibly be S. basistrigalis. Kept for further analysis.

Upper Caldecote Garden, 8th June 2013- 3 traps- 45 of 28 species-

0648  White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)  2
0998  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  1
1356  Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)  1 NFY
1722  Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata)  1 NFG
1724  Red Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia)  1
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  2
1769  Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)  1 NFY
1819  Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)  1
1834  Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  1
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  1
1937  Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)  1
1944  Pale Oak Beauty (Hypomecis punctinalis)  1 NFG
1994  Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)  1
2028  Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)  1
2060  White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)  1
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  4
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  7
2147  Shears (Hada plebeja)  4
2157  Light Brocade (Lacanobia w-latinum)  1
2278  Poplar Grey (Acronicta megacephala)  1
2284x  Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi)  2
2334  Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)  1
2339  Tawny Marbled Minor (Oligia latruncula)  1 NFY
2384  Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)  3
2389  Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis)  2
2480  Buttoned Snout (Hypena rostralis)  1


  1. Excellent !

    14th April Home Wood
    461 ... Ypsolopha ustella ... Variable Snudge
    1044 ... Acleris ferrugana ... Rusty Oak Button

  2. Hi Matt your Scoparia looks like pyralella?

  3. Thanks Stewart- it's in the pile for the recorder