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

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

From the garden trap 26/09/2011

Back out with the traps last night - turned out to be cooler than I'd hoped and it was a bit nippy and damp this morning. Aside from three yearticks, biggest surprise was a Common Rustic agg. - the last one I recorded was around three weeks ago on 3rd September.

Aside from any potential immigrants or garden firsts, there are c6 species left that I can reasonably expect to turn up over the next couple of weeks, and maybe c6 other possibles before the year end. The fat lady isn't singing yet, but I can hear the gargling and throat clearing ....

Total catch 41 of 20sp.
(125W MV 11 of 8, 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 30 of 15)

0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 2
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 2
1041 Acleris sparsana 1 (NFY)
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 2
1138 Epinotia nisella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1923 Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) 1 (NFY)
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 5
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 7
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 2
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 2
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) 5
2262 Brick (Agrochola circellaris) 1 (NFY)
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 2
2271 Orange Sallow (Xanthia citrago) 1
2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 1
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 2
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 1

Feathered Thorn


Black Rustic - stunning when fresh but this is another less than perfect individual

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