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

Saturday, 15 May 2010

From the garden trap, 14/05/2010

Another generally cool night after a reasonably warm day. Again the traps were not exactly bulging, but again more new species for the year. However the oddest part of the catch was four pristinely fresh Clouded Drabs, all in the actinic - what's that all about?

Total catch 16 of 11sp. (125W MV 6 of 5, 80W actinic 10 of 6). Note that both traps held completely different species.

0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
1747 Streamer (Anticlea derivata) 1 [first for year]
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 1
1936 Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria) 1
1997 Sallow Kitten (Furcula furcula) 1 [first for year]
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 1 [first for year]
2028 Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) 2 [first for year]
2078 Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 2
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 4
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1


Lesser Swallow Prominent

Sallow Kitten

Waved Umber

Pale Tussock

The garden yearlist now stands at 62 species, whilst the overall yearlist is now at 100. Tonight we are spreading ourselves with traps across 2 or 3 of the East Leicestershire woodlands - so hopefully that will bring a few more species.

We've also been out to Huncote Embankent today, but I'm going to have to leave that until tomorrow to write about - need to get my traps sorted etc now.

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