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

Thursday, 22 September 2011

From the garden trap 21/09/2011

Another rare outing for the garden traps so far this September. The conditions were mild but blustery, so I had low expectations and was therefore not too disappointed with the relatively low catch. Two more new for the year species bring the garden total up to 370 species (with an additional 6 pending confirmation once inspected under the microscope). Not too many dead-certs left for the year, so it's looking very likely to be a few less than last year's record total of 390 but still well above the average for the preceding years (c324).

Total catch 28 of 13sp.
(125W MV 10 of 6, 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 18 of 10)

0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 3
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 10
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 1
2267 Beaded Chestnut (Agrochola lychnidis) 2 (NFY)
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 2 (NFY)
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 3
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 1
2389 Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) 1

Pink-barred Sallow

Frosted Orange

Beaded Chestnut

1 comment:

Bennyboymothman said...

Pink-barred Sallow is too elusive in this area for my liking, same goes for Orange Sallow!

nice catch Mark.