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

Sunday, 1 June 2008

From the garden trap - 31/05/2008

Back home and out came the garden traps. Pretty good overall, with a garden tick being the highlight.

Total catch 140 of 34sp.
(125W MV 81 of 27sp., 80W actinic 59 of 20sp.)

First for the garden:
Bactra lancealana 1

First for the year:
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 1
Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana) 1
Celypha striana 1
Celypha lacunana 4
Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella) 1
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe ferrugata) 1
Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata) 1
Grey Pug (Eupithecia subfuscata) 2
Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata) 6
Large Nutmeg (Apamea anceps) 1
Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 1
Highest counts:
Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 28
Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 14
Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 13
Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata) 11
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 10

I should point out that there are a few species groups which are not reliably separable from each other unless a genitalia determination is carried out. Sacrificing every individual for the sake of recording is a non-starter, so these are listed as aggregate species. The three main groups as far as my garden goes are Marbled/Tawny Marbled/Rufous Minors, Dark/Grey Dagger and Common/Lesser Common Rustic.

The garden total for May 2008 was 617 of 87sp. from 16 nights trapping.

As ever - click on images for bigger versions.

Bactra lancealana - garden tick!

Lime-speck Pug

Bee Moth

Green Pug

Freyer's Pug

Bright-line Brown-eye

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