Monday, June 24, 2013

Ingrailed Clay

NFG- 23rd June.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

More NFG......

.............another 3 newbies.

Small Clouded Brindle
NFG, 16th June.

Small Elephant Hawk-moth
NFG, 18th June.

Clouded-bordered Brindle
NFG 19th June.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

17 June

Best night of the year so far-

Upper Caldecote Garden- 3 traps- 88 of 45 species-

0017  Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus)  2
0385  Anthophila fabriciana  1
0648  White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)  2
0697  Agonopterix arenella  1
0985  Carnation Tortrix (Cacoecimorpha pronubana)  1
0998  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  1
1133  Epinotia bilunana  1
1301  Crambus lathoniellus  1
1334  Scoparia ambigualis  1
1361  Pyrausta aurata  1
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  1
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  5
1819  Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)  2
1827  Freyer's Pug (Eupithecia intricata)  1 NFY
1834  Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  9
1904  Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria)  1 NFY
1931  Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)  2
1931  Peppered Moth [melanic form] (Biston betularia f. insularia)  1
1937  Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)  1
1955  Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria)  2 NFY
1958  Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata)  1
1979  Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae)  1 NFY
1991  Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)  2
2028  Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)  1
2060  White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)  2
2087  Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum)  2
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  7
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  4
2102  Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)  4
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  2
2154  Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae)  1
2164  Broad-barred White (Hecatera bicolorata)  1 NFY
2199  Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)  1
2216  Shark (Cucullia umbratica)  1
2279  Sycamore (Acronicta aceris)  1 NFY
2284x  Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi)  2
2333  Large Nutmeg (Apamea anceps)  4
2334  Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)  1
2337x  Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.)  4
2380  Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)  3
2384  Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)  2
2387  Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus)  1 NFY
2450  Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)  1
2489  Fan-foot (Zanclognatha tarsipennalis)  1 NFY

Thursday, June 13, 2013

11-12 June....

.....and after almost four years of regular trapping, I finally managed to trap a Scalloped Hazel. This moth has proved to be very elusive over the years, despite it regularly appearing on moth lists all over VC30.
The 11th proved to be a quite warm and slightly humid evening, though the lists are nowhere near the seasonal norm.

Scalloped Hazel
Although a bit worse for wear, a long awaited tick. New for the garden on 11th June.

Varied Coronet
NFY

Upper Caldecote Garden, 11/06/13- 3 traps- 60 of 33 species-

0227  Skin Moth (Monopis laevigella)  1 NFY
0648  White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)  2
0893  Mompha epilobiella  1 NFY
0925  Phtheochroa rugosana  1
0985  Carnation Tortrix (Cacoecimorpha pronubana)  1
1279  Dichrorampha acuminatana  1 NFY
1301  Crambus lathoniellus  2
1376  Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata)  1 NFY
1428  Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)  3
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  1
1819  Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)  1
1825  Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata)  1
1830  Wormwood Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata)  1 NFY
1834  Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  3
1837  Grey Pug (Eupithecia subfuscata)  1
1920  Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)  1 NFG
1961  Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata)  1 NFY
2000  Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius)  1
2028  Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)  1
2087  Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum)  4
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  4
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  4
2102  Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)  2
2126  Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)  1
2147  Shears (Hada plebeja)  2
2157  Light Brocade (Lacanobia w-latinum)  1
2170  Varied Coronet (Hadena compta)  1 NFY
2333  Large Nutmeg (Apamea anceps)  4
2334  Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)  3
2380  Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)  5
2384  Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)  2
2450  Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)  1


A much windier night on 12th meant the catch was diminished. But a few goodies all the same.

Green Silver-lines
NFY

 Elephant Hawk-moth
NFY

 Flame
NFY

 Shark
Quite scarce in the garden; only the 3rd record- NFY

Upper Caldecote Garden, 12/06/13- 2 traps- 51 of 26 species-

0017  Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus)  1
0648  White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)  2
0697  Agonopterix arenella  1
1174  Epiblema cynosbatella  1
1428  Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)  1
1776  Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  1
1819  Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)  1
1834  Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  4
1991  Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)  1 NFY
2028  Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)  1
2060  White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)  1
2087  Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum)  1
2089  Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)  8
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  5
2098  Flame (Axylia putris)  2 NFY
2102  Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)  6
2126  Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)  1
2147  Shears (Hada plebeja)  1
2216  Shark (Cucullia umbratica)  1 NFY
2284x  Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi)  1
2333  Large Nutmeg (Apamea anceps)  3
2337x  Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.)  1 NFY
2380  Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)  1
2389  Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis)  1
2422  Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana)  1 NFY
2450  Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)  3

Sunday, June 9, 2013

NFG!...........

...............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 

Shears
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