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

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Narborough Bog 22/07/2008

Although the days were warming up nicely, it was still cooling off fairly quickly overnight so not the best night for out of garden trapping, but with the next couple of nights scuppered I decided to leave traps running at Narborough Bog in the hope of at least picking up a couple of the reserve specialities for the year. Turned out to be a bloody good night overall!

3 x 125W MV traps operated dusk - dawn
Total catch 715 of 124sp.

Main highlights were the two targets:

Fen Wainscot (2) - Narborough Bog was the only site for this species in VC55 up until recently, has spread a little and has turned up in a few gardens (including mine) as it tends to wander like most reedbed species.

Round-winged Muslin (9) - ditto the above except the garden and wandering bit!

Other highlights:
Elachista apicipunctella 1
Mompha ochraceella 1
Limnaecia phragmitella 2
Aethes rubigana 14
Cochylis dubitana 1
Phlyctaenia perlucidalis 1
Blue-bordered Carpet (Plemyria rubiginata rubiginata) 2
Bordered Beauty (Epione repandaria) 1
Lilac Beauty (Apeira syringaria) 1
Double Lobed (Apamea ophiogramma) 1
Pinion-streaked Snout (Schrankia costaestrigalis) 2
Highest counts:
Dingy Footman (Eilema griseola) 98
Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) 81

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 51
Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 31
Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 27
Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 24
Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata) 24
Celypha lacunana 21

Bordered Beauty - aptly named

Dingy Footman - also aptly named!

Large Emerald, White Satin

Aethes rubigana, Limnaecia phragmitella

Double Lobed


The Leicester Llama said...

Round-winged Muslin does wander occasionally - I had it two or three times in my garden in Markfield, the first time the same night as a Fen Wainscot!


Skev said...

Ah yes - I remember that now. Must be a chance I'll pick it up here then - though I don't think too much wanders the short distance from Narborough Bog to my garden. Probably all flies off high in the opposite direction on warm southerlies!