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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Garden Mothing Update

Here are the summaries for the last four nights, including a couple of garden firsts.

31/08/2011 : Total catch 156 of 27 sp.
(125W MV 62 of 24, 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 94 of 16)


0015 Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina) 3
0422 Argyresthia albistria 1
0462 Ypsolopha sequella 1
0658 Carcina quercana 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 1
1138 Epinotia nisella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 2
1309 Agriphila geniculea 19
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 8
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 3
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 2
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 7
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 41
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 36
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 10
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 2 (NFY)
2297 Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 2
2384 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 5


01/09/2011 : Total catch 164 of 37 sp.
(125W MV 77 of 28, 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 87 of 24)


0443 Cedestis subfasciella 1 (FIRST FOR GARDEN)
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0658 Carcina quercana 1
0873 Blastobasis adustella 1
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1138 Epinotia nisella 7
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 32
1331 Water Veneer (Acentria ephemerella) 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 2
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 3
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 4
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 2
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 7
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 35
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 24
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata) 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 3
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 11
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 3
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1 (NFY)
2297 Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) 2
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 2
2300 Old Lady (Mormo maura) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2384 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 2
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 1

Cedestis subfasciella - a bit faded/worn, but markings correct. Good to add this to the garden list as there are only six previous VC55 records, and four of those are from Andy Mackay's old Markfield garden. Coincidentally I only saw this for the first time earlier in the year in Devon.

02/09/2011 : Total catch 215 of 32 sp.
(125W MV 79 of 21, 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 136 of 25)


0015 Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina) 2
0411 Argyresthia goedartella 1
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
0462 Ypsolopha sequella 2
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 3
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0843 Aproaerema anthyllidella 1 (FIRST FOR GARDEN)
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 3
1043 Acleris aspersana 1 (NFY)
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 7
1138 Epinotia nisella 14
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 53
1331 Water Veneer (Acentria ephemerella) 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1707 Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 7
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 2
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 6
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 2
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 2
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 11
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 40
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 24
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 2
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 12
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 3
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2297 Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) 1
2384 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 6

Possible Eulamprotes immaculatella. Only c9mm wingspan which is too small for the most likely similar species, and otherwise seems to fit the description in MBGBI4. If confirmed, it will not only be a first for me and the garden, but VC55 and quite likely the whole of the midlands.
Aproaerema anthyllidella - gen. det. by Jon Clifton Jan 2012


03/09/2011 : Total catch 238 of 41 sp.
(125W MV 97 of 31, 22W/18W Synergetic/CFL combo 141 of 28)


0125 Emmetia marginea 1
0263 Apple Leaf Miner (Lyonetia clerkella) 1
0332a Firethorn Leaf Miner (Phyllonorycter leucographella) 1
0422 Argyresthia albistria 3
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 4
0658 Carcina quercana 1
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 2
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 7
1138 Epinotia nisella 6
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 2
1309 Agriphila geniculea 25
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1690 Small Blood-vein (Scopula imitaria) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 4
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 4
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 4
1867 Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata) 1 (NFY)
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 6
1937 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) 6
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 62
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 38
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 3
2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 21
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 2
2269 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago) 1
2271 Orange Sallow (Xanthia citrago) 1 (NFY)
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 2
2297 Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) 4
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1
2300 Old Lady (Mormo maura) 1
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 2
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 1
2384 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 8
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 2

Treble-bar

Treble-bar - showing the long pointed abdomen (versus short and rounded in Lesser Treble-bar)

Orange Sallow - I'll get a really nice fresh one to photograph one of these days!

Mouse Moth - let's face it, if moth conservation depended on the public opinion of moths like this then there would be no moth conservation!

3 comments:

Matt said...

Super post Mark,

Nice to see you're still getting garden firsts after all this time.
I haven't seen Orange Sallow for 2 years now!I would agree on Mouse moth- with Brown House-moth a close 2nd.........

Jessica Winder said...

Your photographs are truly superb. How excellent to see these less-observed creatures recorded and featured. Fantastic.

Skev said...

Thanks both.