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

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Moth Pics Part 1


Don't you just hate it when stonking mega rarities turn up on a Monday well out of range for a quick dash and grab. Ah well, there will be other ... mega rarities that I will never see in a month of Sundays.

The already bulging list from Charnwood Lodge has gone up by one - we missed Galium Carpet (NFY). I've updated the previous post to reflect this. I also forgot to mention that aside from the trapping results, there were literally 100s of lekking Gold Swifts over bracken whilst we deployed the kit. We are now pretty certain of the Monopis imella, Cydia cosmomorpha and Strophedra weirana IDs, but the Cydia illutana is up for debate and all four will get chopped to absolutely confirm. There is only one previous VC55 record of imella which came from the adjacent Warren Hills site in 2004. There is also only one previous VC55 record of Strophedra weirana, from Shenton last year.

No garden trapping over the weekend - too knackered to be getting up early and it was a tad windy on Saturday anyway. So nothing to catch up there, but I've got a few photos to upload this evening from Charnwood Lodge ....

Perinephela lancealis - a scarce VC55 Pyralid

Spatalistis bifasciana - six years on since I added this to the VC55 list

Aethes cnicana

Cochylis nana

Orthotaenia undulana

Apotomis turbidana

Epiblema sp. (scutulana/cirsiana/sticticana group)

..... and from the garden on 02/06/2011

Epinotia bilunana - a better marked individual

Epiblema cynosbatella

Clepsis consimilana

1 comment:

The Leicester Llama said...

Good to see Monopis imella reappearing - I remember being concerned at the time that the one we took at Warren Hills in 2004 might have been transported from wherever Keith had been trapping (Suffolk I seem to remember) the previous night!