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

Saturday, 24 September 2011

From the garden trap 23/09/2011

I ran two combo traps last night for a change. The now regular 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL trap was positioned half way down the garden (where I usually run the MV) and a 40W/20W Actinic CFL/CFL combo by the house (where I usually run the Synergetic). O most night since I started using it, the Synergetic has outperformed the MV, but interestingly last night when it was in the usual MV position it didn't do as well as the 40W actinic.

Total catch 73 of 24sp.
(22W/18W Synergetic/CFL 21 of 11, 40W/20W Actinic CFL/CFL 52 of 22)


0246 Tinea semifulvella 1
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 2
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
1042 Rhomboid Tortrix (Acleris rhombana) 2
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 2
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 4
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 18
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 11
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 4
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 2
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 2
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) 1 (NFY)
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 4
2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 2
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 1
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 2
2297 Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2384 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 1
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

I'm running a few traps at Ketton Quarry tonight - targets are Large Ranunculus (which I've not seen for years) and Mallow (which I've never seen anywhere!).

Blair's Shoulder-knot

Black Rustic

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Lunar Underwing

1 comment:

Matt said...

It never fails to amaze me how much regional variation there is in mothing. I have never seen Rhomboid Tortrix.(nor has Trent)Yet Large Ranunculus and Mallow seem to be fairly Common.