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Saturday, 2 July 2011

KQ 25/06/2011 - The full summary

At last we've got the full list sorted - and as expected it's a whopper. The total catch was 4824 of 217sp: of all the multi-light overnighters we've had in VC55 over the years this is the second highest number of individuals, and the fourth highest species count. We ran a total of 13 lights: 1 x 125W MV light over a sheet, 8 x 125W MV traps, 1 x 250W MV trap, 1 x 250W metal halide trap, 1 x 80W/100W actinic/tungsten combo trap, and 1 x 20W actinic CFL over a sheet.

Aside from the aforeposted Epiblema grandaevana, the highlights in a VC55 context included:

Oidaematophorus lithodactyla - the first post-VCH record for VC55

Celypha rosaceana

Marasmarcha lunaedactyla

Also loads of yearticks, including a few VC55 scarcities that are pretty much restricted to the east of Rutland. Whilst it very big, I am inclined to post the whole list ......

New for year
0161 Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) 1
0410 Argyresthia brockeella 1
0421 Argyresthia bonnetella 1
0422 Argyresthia albistria 1
0452 Ypsolopha nemorella 2
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
0597 Elachista atricomella 6
0613 Elachista subocellea 2
0620 Elachista gangabella 1
0642 Batia unitella 1
0718 Ethmia dodecea 2
0731 Eulamprotes atrella 1
0732 Eulamprotes unicolorella 3
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens 1
0885 Mompha conturbatella 1
0898 Limnaecia phragmitella 1
0938 Agapeta zoegana 8
0951 Aethes beatricella 4
0954 Eupoecilia angustana 4
0965 Cochylis hybridella 2
0966 Cochylis atricapitana 3
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana 67
1037 Acleris holmiana 3
1064 Celypha rosaceana 2
1086 Hedya salicella 13
1108 Lobesia abscisana 5
1150 Epinotia abbreviana 3
1181 Epiblema grandaevana 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1313 Catoptria pinella 11
1332 Scoparia subfusca 6
1356 Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis) 1
1362 Pyrausta purpuralis 35
1380 Phlyctaenia perlucidalis 1
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 6
1433 Cryptoblabes bistriga 1
1438 Trachycera suavella 3
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1452 Phycita roborella 4
1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella 5
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 3
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 6
1495 Marasmarcha lunaedactyla 4
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 1
1509 Stenoptilia pterodactyla 7
1513 White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla) 4
1523 Oidaematophorus lithodactyla 1
1654 Figure of Eighty (Tethea ocularis octogesimea) 5
1673 Small Emerald (Hemistola chrysoprasaria) 1
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave (Idaea fuscovenosa) 4
1711 Treble Brown Spot (Idaea trigeminata) 14
1726 Large Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata) 13
1732 Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) 7
1791 Brown Scallop (Philereme vetulata) 14
1792 Dark Umber (Philereme transversata britannica) 21
1809 Twin-spot Carpet (Perizoma didymata) 1
1813 Haworth's Pug (Eupithecia haworthiata) 1
1828 Satyr Pug (Eupithecia satyrata satyrata) 28
1830 Wormwood Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata) 1
1921 Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria) 1
1976 Privet Hawk-moth (Sphinx ligustri) 3
1978 Pine Hawk-moth (Hyloicus pinastri) 1
1994 Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala) 6
2009 Maple Prominent (Ptilodon cucullina) 1
2031 White Satin (Leucoma salicis) 1
2047 Scarce Footman (Eilema complana) 46
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 1
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata) 1
2138 Green Arches (Anaplectoides prasina) 1
2145 Nutmeg (Discestra trifolii) 5
2164 Broad-barred White (Hecatera bicolorata) 4
2167 Tawny Shears (Hadena perplexa) 1
2192 Brown-line Bright Eye (Mythimna conigera) 2
2198 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 10
2278 Poplar Grey (Acronicta megacephala) 6
2291 Coronet (Craniophora ligustri) 25
2336 Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 1
2347 Concolorous (Chortodes extrema) 2
2349 Mere Wainscot (Chortodes fluxa) 1
2382 Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda) 9
2434 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis) 7
2466 Blackneck (Lygephila pastinum) 2

Concolorous

Coronet

Dwarf Cream Wave

Treble Brown Spot

Highest counts:
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 2075
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 149
2381 Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines) 145
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 138
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 135
1941 Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata) 112
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 110

Tawny Shears

Double Lobed

Cryptoblabes bistriga

The rest:
0014 Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) 2
0017 Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus) 5
0123 Tischeria ekebladella 1
0266 Bucculatrix nigricomella 1
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 2
0415 Argyresthia retinella 1
0418 Apple Fruit Moth (Argyresthia conjugella) 3
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 2
0441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella 29
0449 Ash Bud Moth (Prays fraxinella) 1
0450 Hawthorn Moth (Scythropia crataegella) 11
0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 4
0516 Large Clover Case-bearer (Coleophora trifolii) 8
0518 Coleophora mayrella 27
0601 Elachista albifrontella 1
0609 Elachista maculicerusella 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0726 Metzneria metzneriella 38
0765 Teleiodes vulgella 7
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 5
0883 Mompha raschkiella 2
0886 Mompha ochraceella 24
0905 Blastodacna hellerella 11
0937 Agapeta hamana 75
0970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) 8
0977 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix (Archips podana) 10
0989 Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana) 3
0994 Clepsis consimilana 4
1033 Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana) 15
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 16
1063 Celypha striana 36
1076 Celypha lacunana 28
1082 Plum Tortrix (Hedya pruniana) 3
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) 44
1084 Hedya ochroleucana 2
1115 Ancylis achatana 28
1133 Epinotia bilunana 1
1168 Gypsonoma sociana 4
1175 Bramble Shoot Moth (Epiblema uddmanniana) 23
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 11
1201 Eucosma cana 4
1219 Lathronympha strigana 3
1261 Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella) 3
1294 Crambus pascuella 8
1302 Crambus perlella 9
1333 Scoparia pyralella 17
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 15
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 88
1376 Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata) 10
1390 Udea prunalis 3
1392 Udea olivalis 8
1413 Gold Triangle (Hypsopygia costalis) 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1428 Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella) 9
1458 Thistle Ermine (Myelois circumvoluta) 4
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1634 Lackey (Malacosoma neustria) 3
1640 Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 1
1651 Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) 1
1653 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) 9
1669 Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria) 2
1682 Blood-vein (Timandra comae) 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 6
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 48
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1742 Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata) 1
1758 Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata) 1
1765 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata) 3
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 8
1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 50
1825 Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata) 1
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 7
1835 White-spotted Pug (Eupithecia tripunctaria) 1
1837 Grey Pug (Eupithecia subfuscata) 1
1858 V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata) 26
1860 Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata) 10
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 9
1887 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 8
1893 Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata) 6
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 27
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) 7
1931 Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) 14
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 14
1947 Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) 9
1955 Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria) 1
1956 Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 1
1958 Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata) 11
1961 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) 28
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 4
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) 3
2011 Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina) 4
2030 Yellow-tail (Euproctis similis) 9
2050 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola) 29
2069 Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae) 15
2077 Short-cloaked Moth (Nola cucullatella) 13
2087 Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum) 8
2088 Heart and Club (Agrotis clavis) 1
2098 Flame (Axylia putris) 11
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 12
2120 Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 4
2128 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum) 59
2155 Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae) 10
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) 4
2193 Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 10
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 4
2280 Miller (Acronicta leporina) 1
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger (Acronicta tridens/psi) 1
2302 Brown Rustic (Rusina ferruginea) 37
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 10
2322 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea) 58
2327 Clouded Brindle (Apamea epomidion) 13
2333 Large Nutmeg (Apamea anceps) 17
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens) 2
2337x Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 27
2340 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula) 9
2345 Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima) 1
2387 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus) 8
2389 Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) 1
2410 Marbled White Spot (Protodeltote pygarga) 5
2442 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina) 1
2473 Beautiful Hook-tip (Laspeyria flexula) 38
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 11
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 18

July Highflyer

Twin-spot Carpet

Clouded Brindle

Figure of Eighty

3 comments:

Matt said...

An incredible post Mark; Your fingers must still be aching from all the typing!!

Bennyboymothman said...

WOW! What a great effort Mark, that is an extremely good haul. No trapping for a while now then? looks great for tonight...

Skev said...

Thanks both.

Yes, entering all those records can be a chore Matt but it's actually transcribing the dictaphone before hand that is the biggest pain.

Ever the suckers for punishment Ben, me and Adrian were out last night trapping not one, but two sites with a reedbed / damp marsh theme. Yet more lists to sort out ..... and goodies to post about in due course.