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

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Charnwood Lodge - The Big List

Well we've got the full list sorted, albeit with one or two proposed IDs that need some confirmation. Sadly we failed on our key target for the night, Glaucous Shears - really start to wonder if this species is now lost from the county as it was only just hanging on. No Beautiful Snout either, though that was more of a 'hoped-for' rather than a target, and oddly no more Fox Moths either. Despite this we had a superb catch over all, capped off nicely with what may well be two firsts for the county, and six British ticks for me.

In total we ran 16 traps overnight and a 125W MV over a sheet for a couple of hours. The traps were the usual assortment of light sources:

8 x 125W MV
1 x 125W clear MV
1 x 250W MV
1 x 250W metal halide
1 x 80W CFL actinic
1 x 11W Synergetic dual-peak
1 x 160W/20W/11W blended/CFL actinic/CFL combo
1 x 80W/100W actinic/tungsten combo
1 x 22W/150W actinic/tungsten combo

And the total catch was a whopping 1955 of 150 species. Here's the full list broken down into the highlights, new for year, big numbers and also rans.

The following are British Ticks for me and firsts for VC55:

1266a Cydia illutana 1
CONFIRMED - gen. det. Jon Clifton Jan 2012

1267 Cydia cosmophorana 1

Bit of a comedy moment when the latter was found as it almost evaded being potted. I'd already clocked it on the egg tray and recognised its potential which scrambled my brain. Calling the trap list into a dictaphone is fraught with errors as you try and reel everything off quickly; you get vernacular names mixed up, and create some bizzare moments when you make mental notes verbally ......


The following are British Ticks for me:

0231 Monopis imella 1

1221 Strophedra weirana 3

0132 Incurvaria praelatella 1

0797 Neofaculta ericetella 1

Other Main Highlights (VC55 context, all NFY)
0945 Aethes cnicana 5
0968 Cochylis nana 20
1034 Spatalistis bifasciana 1
1377 Perinephela lancealis 1
1756 Northern Spinach (Eulithis populata) 1
2039 Red-necked Footman (Atolmis rubricollis) 1

Other New For the Year
0016 Gold Swift (Hepialus hecta) 1
0018 Map-winged Swift (Hepialus fusconebulosa) 22
0020 Ectoedemia decentella 1
0148 Nemophora degeerella 6
0415 Argyresthia retinella 1
0442 Cedestis gysseleniella 1
0518 Coleophora mayrella 1
0774 Teleiodes luculella 1
0971 Pandemis cinnamomeana 4
1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 5
1087 Orthotaenia undulana 18
1092 Apotomis turbidana 16
1111 Bactra lancealana 2
1135 Epinotia demarniana 8
1212 Spotted Shoot Moth (Rhyacionia pinivorana) 3
1345 Brown China-mark (Elophila nymphaeata) 3
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 1
1682 Blood-vein (Timandra comae) 2
1740 Galium Carpet (Epirrhoe galiata) 1
1748 Beautiful Carpet (Mesoleuca albicillata) 3
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 1
1858 V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata) 1
1876 Small Yellow Wave (Hydrelia flammeolaria) 3
2280 Miller (Acronicta leporina) 1
2345 Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima) 1
2380 Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica) 1
2410 Marbled White Spot (Protodeltote pygarga) 4
2442 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina) 2
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 13

Highest Counts (50+)
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 261
1902 Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata) 247
2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot (Mythimna comma) 176
2120 Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica) 173
1076 Celypha lacunana 60
2043 Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula) 53
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 50

The Rest
0017 Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus) 5
0131 Incurvaria oehlmanniella 3
0140 Nematopogon swammerdamella 12
0216 Cork Moth (Nemapogon cloacella) 1
0246 Tinea semifulvella 1
0263 Apple Leaf Miner (Lyonetia clerkella) 1
0287 Caloptilia robustella 9
0417 Argyresthia spinosella 6
0418 Apple Fruit Moth (Argyresthia conjugella) 8
0602 Elachista apicipunctella 1
0636 Denisia similella 5
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0649 Esperia sulphurella 2
0764 Pseudotelphusa scalella 1
0770 Carpatolechia proximella 5
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
0883 Mompha raschkiella 4
0937 Agapeta hamana 1
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 10
0986 Syndemis musculana 3
0989 Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana) 1
1007 Capua vulgana 37
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 3
1033 Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana) 2
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) 4
1133 Epinotia bilunana 9
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 3
1175 Bramble Shoot Moth (Epiblema uddmanniana) 3
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 3
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 8
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 1
1648 Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria) 2
1652 Peach Blossom (Thyatira batis) 4
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 3
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 7
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 33
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 5
1752 Purple Bar (Cosmorhoe ocellata) 1
1759 Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) 5
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 15
1768 Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata) 27
1773 Broken-barred Carpet (Electrophaes corylata) 2
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 43
1817 Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata) 1
1819 Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata) 2
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 2
1837 Grey Pug (Eupithecia subfuscata) 10
1844 Ochreous Pug (Eupithecia indigata) 4
1856 Larch Pug (Eupithecia lariciata) 3
1857 Dwarf Pug (Eupithecia tantillaria) 9
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 1
1893 Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata) 15
1904 Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria) 8
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 10
1920 Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata) 13
1931 Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) 5
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 1
1947 Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) 1
1951 Grey Birch (Aethalura punctulata) 2
1955 Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria) 1
1956 Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 2
1957 White-pinion Spotted (Lomographa bimaculata) 9
1958 Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata) 9
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 2
1979 Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae) 3
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 2
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) 2
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus) 9
2000 Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius) 3
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 8
2008 Coxcomb Prominent (Ptilodon capucina) 4
2011 Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina) 3
2014 Marbled Brown (Drymonia dodonaea) 30
2028 Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) 25
2060 White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda) 21
2061 Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum) 45
2064 Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa) 2
2069 Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae) 11
2098 Flame (Axylia putris) 4
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 27
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 4
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2147 Shears (Hada plebeja) 7
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina) 14
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 2
2163 Broom Moth (Melanchra pisi) 7
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 2
2289 Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis) 1
2301 Bird's Wing (Dypterygia scabriuscula) 5
2302 Brown Rustic (Rusina ferruginea) 30
2305 Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara) 3
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 3
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata) 11
2330 Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa) 2
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens) 2
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 11
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 28
2422 Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana britannica) 12
2450 Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita) 2
2492 Small Fan-foot (Herminia grisealis) 9

Lots more photos to come over the next couple of days/posts!

Just realised I haven't even bothered to mention the excellent County Tick yesterday afternoon, in the form of a Hoopoe at South Kilworth .........

3 comments:

Matt said...

Excellent stuff! If there's anyone that does this on a larger scale, I'd like to know who.......

Anonymous said...

Ahem !
:-)

Skev said...

Not sure if there are any others doing it on this scale that are not either VC55 based, or tarnished by VC55 mothers!

There is one VC55 mother in particular (yes, you Keith) that does this on a simlar scale but is also mad enough to drive all over the UK and France (Jersey) chasing particular species.