Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday, 8 October 2010

06/10 & 07/10 Garden Mothing

Mixed fortunes over the last two nights. On Wednesday night the MV was absolutely dire, whilst the combo trap did okay and pulled in 5 new species for the year. Last night was better overall for numbers with both traps doing okay though the combo outperformed the MV again, though the only new for year species was an unexpected Spruce Carpet.

06/10/2010, Total 29 of 15sp.
(125W MV 2 of 2, 80W/100W actinic/tungsten 27 of 15)

0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1795x November Moth agg. (Epirrita dilutata agg.) 1
1923 Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) 1
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) 4
2259 Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula) 1
2262 Brick (Agrochola circellaris) 4

2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 5
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 1
2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 1
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 2

The Brick
The Brick

Dark Chestnut
Dark Chestnut

Feathered Thorn
Feathered Thorn


07/10/2010, Total 74 of 27sp.
(125W MV 28 of 17, 80W/100W actinic/tungsten 46 of 20)

0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 7
1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 3
1398 Rush Veneer (Nomophila noctuella) 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 4
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 2
1769 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) 1
1795x November Moth agg. (Epirrita dilutata agg.) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 6
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 3
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) 8
2245 Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae) 2
2245 Green-brindled Crescent [ab. capucina] (Allophyes oxyacanthae) 1
2259 Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula) 3
2262 Brick (Agrochola circellaris) 3
2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 3
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 5
2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 5
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 2
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 3

Spruce Carpet
Spruce Carpet

Rush Veneer
Rush Veneer

Green-brindled Crescent
Green-brindled Crescent

Common Marbled Carpet
Common Marbled Carpet

2 comments:

Rid said...

I have no idea what you are talking about (i'm sure many do)but very impressive images Skev!

Skev said...

Cheers Paul