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

Sunday, 13 July 2008

From the garden trap - 01/07/2008

July is usually the best month of the year for mothing .. or at least was until last year when virtually the whole month was a washout! This year's top month though started with a real bang - superb numbers of individuals and species.

Total catch 265 of 82sp.
(125W MV 155 of 65sp., 80W actinic 110 of 51sp.)
(85 of 30 micro sp., 180 of 52 macro sp.)

First for year in garden:
Cherry Fruit Moth (Argyresthia pruniella) 1
Metzneria metzneriella 1
Teleiodes vulgella 1
Bryotropha terrella 1
Pine Shoot Moth (Rhyacionia buoliana) 2
Crambus pascuella 1
Dipleurina lacustrata 1
Phlyctaenia coronata 1
Orthopygia glaucinalis 2
Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 1
Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata) 1
Large Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata) 1
Clay (Mythimna ferrago) 2
Highest counts:
Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 21
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 17
Bramble Shoot Moth (Epiblema uddmanniana) 12
Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 12
Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis agg.) 11
Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 10

Bramble Shoot Moth

Common Emerald

Marbled Beauty - an unusual form for my garden of this variable species


Swallow-tailed Moth

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