Wednesday, October 9, 2013

At Last!

After watching what seemed like everybody else locally catching these over the last few years. Finally one turned up in my garden. It looked like the last chance for a while too, as from tonight the wind direction will swing round to become a strong northerly.
Migrant wise, I also trapped two Dark Sword-grass and a Diamond-back Moth.

NFG- 8th October 2013.

Upper Caldecote Garden- 08-10-2013- 2 traps- 147 of 29 species

0464  Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella)  1
0648  White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)  1
0998  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  2
1048  Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana)  1
1413  Gold Triangle (Hypsopygia costalis)  1
1720  Gem (Orthonama obstipata)  1 NFG
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1745  Mallow (Larentia clavaria)  4
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  2
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  1
1937  Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)  4
2091  Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon)  2
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  4
2102  Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)  1
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  11
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  1
2126  Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)  24
2231  Deep-brown Dart (Aporophyla lutulenta)  1
2232  Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra)  1
2240  Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri)  8
2245  Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae)  1
2245  Green-brindled Crescent [ab. capucina] (Allophyes oxyacanthae ab. capucina)  1
2267  Beaded Chestnut (Agrochola lychnidis)  11
2273  Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata)  1
2299  Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)  1
2306  Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)  1
2361  Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)  1
2375  Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa)  2
2384  Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)  1
2389  Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis)  7


  1. Nice one! You just had to get one. Next on the rares list a Four-spotted Footman...maybe next year now as the end is nigh and it is decidedly colder out there now. Twin actinic running just in case and really hoping for an MDJ or Dark Chestnut again.
    All the best
    ps. I must come up your way sometime and meet you guys. A drink in a local perhaps.

  2. ..................Or a mothing session in Home Wood. Hoping to have a go for Figure of Eight again, if I get time. I've had Merv, Dark and Chestnut this Autumn- but like you say it all ends for a while. My only real migrants I could get now which would be new are Scarce Bordered Straw and Pearly Underwing.
    Cheers- will let you know if I go down the wood.........

  3. Have I got many left to unblock Andy? August Thorn could be hard..............