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

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Enderby Quarry, 20/07/2009

I ran two traps overnight, trying again for Haworth's Pug and The Fern. Success on the former this time, but still no Fern - maybe I missed it this year. 2 x 125W MV traps Total catch 588 of 119sp. New for site: Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis) 1 Muslin Footman (Nudaria mundana) 1 Dingy Footman (Eilema griseola) 2 Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis) 1 Other highlights: Isophrictis striatella 4 Eudonia pallida 5 Hellinsia osteodactylus 4 Small Emerald (Hemistola chrysoprasaria) 6 Haworth's Pug (Eupithecia haworthiata) 5 Highest counts: Eucosma campoliliana 75 Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 61 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 31 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura) 27 Haworth's Pug - resident at this site in the 1940's, I rediscovered it here in 2003 Eudonia pallida - surely now resident at this site Small Emerald - another Traveler's-Joy feeder Cochylis roseana - a Teasel feeding beauty Hellinsia osteodactylus - I recorded the first for VC55 from here in 2005 Isophrictis striatella - I recorded the first for VC55 from my garden in 2002 Brown-line Bright-eye - smart

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