Monday, September 15, 2014

New Macro- 14-09

After weeks of standard brown noctuids in the trap, the 14th September finally had something slightly more interesting. Two NFY's and a NFG in the shape of a superb Lunar Yellow Underwing. I've been looking out for this after the first VC30 confirmation in Spring this year. This is now the 2nd confirmed record of this declining, but probably overlooked species.

Lunar Yellow Underwing
In the same trap a Deep-brown Dart was also new but expected. More eye catching was this totally pink Vestal. A variation I haven't ever seen before.


Also a couple of notables from last week.

Brown-spot Pinion
 NFY- 11th September

Feathered Gothic
 NFY- 9th September. Only my second ever record

 Upper Caldecote Garden- 14-09-2014, Twin 20w Synergetic Skinner- 80 moths of 21 species

1309  Agriphila geniculea  1
1316  Catoptria falsella  1
1342  Eudonia angustea  1
1413  Gold Triangle (Hypsopygia costalis)  3
1524  Emmelina monodactyla  1
1716  Vestal (Rhodometra sacraria)  1 NFY
1728  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  2
1937  Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)  10
1961  Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata)  3
2092  Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)  8
2107  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  20
2108  Lunar Yellow Underwing (Noctua orbona)  1 NFG
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  2
2126  Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)  11
2134  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  3
2199  Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)  1
2231  Deep-brown Dart (Aporophyla lutulenta)  1 NFY
2270  Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa)  7
2353  Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)  1
2384  Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)  1

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