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

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

From the garden trap 16/04/2013

Another three year-ticks last night, and an increase in overall numbers.

16/04/2013 : 44 of 11sp.
(125W MV trap 24 of 7sp., 80W/11W Actinic/CFL combo trap 20 of 9sp.)

0435  Zelleria hepariella  1 (NFY)
0663  Diurnea fagella  2
0688  Agonopterix heracliana  1
1047  Acleris schalleriana  1
1054  Acleris cristana  1 (NFY)
1524  Emmelina monodactyla  5
2187  Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)  15
2188  Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)  4
2190  Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)  10
2237  Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus lactipennis)  1 (NFY)
2243  Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)  3

Grey Shoulder-knot

Acleris cristana

Haven't put the traps out tonight. The temps are really good but it is absolutely blowing a gale and I doubt the traps would stay put - I've already had to retrive and manage the recycling bin, and the roof felt on my shed is flapping about again.

Exluding larval records, I've recorded 23 species in the garden so far this year of which 16 have been added during April in the last week or so. On a like for like basis, this is 5 species less than in 2012. Odd thing is though that within the 23, I've recorded 8 species that were not in the 2012 records for the same date range with 13 in 2012 that I've not recorded so far this year.

01/01/2012 - 16/04/2012 01/01/2013 - 16/04/2013
Acleris cristana Acleris cristana
Acleris hastiana Acleris schalleriana
Agonopterix alstromeriana Agonopterix alstromeriana
Agonopterix heracliana Agonopterix arenella
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Agonopterix heracliana
Caloptilia stigmatella Apple Leaf Skeletoniser
Chestnut Clouded Drab
Clouded Drab Common Quaker
Common Quaker Diurnea fagella
Dark Chestnut Dotted Border
Diurnea fagella Early Grey
Dotted Border Early Moth
Double-striped Pug Emmelina monodactyla
Early Grey Grey Shoulder-knot
Early Moth Hebrew Character
Early Thorn March Moth
Emmelina monodactyla Satellite
Hebrew Character Shoulder Stripe
Herald Small Quaker
Light Brown Apple Moth Tawny Pinion
March Moth Twenty-plume Moth
Mompha subbistrigella Twin-spotted Quaker
Oak Nycteoline Zelleria hepariella
Pale Brindled Beauty 23 Species
Shoulder Stripe
Small Quaker
Tortricodes alternella
28 Species

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