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

Sunday, 31 August 2008

From the garden trap - 28/08/2008

Another night of big numbers with Large Yellow fecking Underwings maintaining the nuisance factor. If ever a lepidopteran ASBO was needed .... Total catch 583 of 46sp. (125W MV 225 of 38sp., 80W actinic 358 of 34sp.) First for year in garden: Acleris sparsana 1 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1 Highest counts: Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 249 [178 act, 71 MV] Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) 44 [25 MV, 19 act] Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 43 [26 act, 17 MV] Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 37 [24 act, 13 MV] Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 29 [15 MV, 14 act] The Sallow - yet another nice yellowy late summer noctuid. This is the plainer yellow form flavescens

1 comment:

Unknown said...

plz tell me scientific name of this moth.