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

Friday, 3 June 2011

From The Garden Trap 02/06/2011

Ran the 3 traps again, but swapped the position of the 80W actinic combo and the 20W CFL traps. Slightly fewer individuals than the previous night, but a couple more species. Total catch was 149 of 54sp.

125W MV - 56 of 28sp (of which 8 were in this trap only)
20W CFL actinic - 39 of 25sp (of which 9 were in this trap only)
80W/11W actinic/CFL - 54 of 35sp (of which 14 were in this trap only)

0017 Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus) 5
0125 Emmetia marginea 1 (NFY)
0216 Cork Moth (Nemapogon cloacella) 1 (NFY)
0227 Skin Moth (Monopis laevigella) 1
0246 Tinea semifulvella 2
0247 Tinea trinotella 1
0263 Apple Leaf Miner (Lyonetia clerkella) 2
0409a Argyresthia trifasciata 3
0409b Argyresthia cupressella 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 8
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 3
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
0883 Mompha raschkiella 1
0892 Mompha subbistrigella 3
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 5
0994 Clepsis consimilana 6 (NFY)
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 2
1063 Celypha striana 1 (NFY)
1076 Celypha lacunana 8
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) 2
1115 Ancylis achatana 1
1133 Epinotia bilunana 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1175 Bramble Shoot Moth (Epiblema uddmanniana) 2
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 4
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1 (NFY)
1428 Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella) 2
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 2 (NFY)
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 1
1817 Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata) 1
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 4
1860 Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata) 4
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 2
1958 Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata) 2
2061 Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum) 5
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 31
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
2098 Flame (Axylia putris) 1
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 3
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 1
2302 Brown Rustic (Rusina ferruginea) 3
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 1
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens) 2
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 2
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 1
2387 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) 1
2492 Small Fan-foot (Herminia grisealis) 1

Aside from this lot, I also have a small brown tineid from the combo trap to ID which may well be a garden tick. A few photos to follow tomorrow. No garden trapping tonight as we're heading back out for another multi-light overnighter at Charnwood Lodge.

Whilst the 20W CFL has looked promising, my gut feeling is that it will perform better as part of a combo trap like the 2x40W actinics I run. I have therefore knocked up something ridiculous to try tonight. I am calling it the "Mass-entomological Attracting Device". Or the MAD Trap. It has a 160W blended bulb in the middle, flanked by the 20W CFL actinic and a standard CFL. Will it work .......

3 comments:

Stewart said...

I have no doubt it will work Mark, and you will need a wheel barrow to take the catch for release!

Matt said...

Good luck with the M.A.D. I quite like trying weird and wonderful trap ideas- most of mine however don't work that well. I think you're onto something with the 20w CFL bulb though.....where did you get it from??

Skev said...

Stewart - yes it worked and pretty well at that.

Matt - Paul Batty does them, but also check out National Lamps
http://www.nationallampsandcomponents.co.uk/f.php/Lamps/Ultraviolet_Lamps/20W-E27-Blacklight-350-Mini-Lynx/16/46/4063