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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Big Garden Trap List 19/07/2010

A superb night for garden mothing - warm, humid, light breeze, occasional light showers and feeling like a big thunder storm could brew up any minute. This morning I was up at first light keen to see how the traps had done, and was rewarded with a big catch and a big garden tick.

Total catch 475 of 105sp.
(125W MV 190 of 79; 80W/100W actinic/tungsten combo of 285 of 75)

1978 Pine Hawk-moth (Hyloicus pinastri) 1

Okay - not the freshest specimen but beggars can't be choosers (and any other cliche or saying that fits)

First for year in garden:
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella 2
1183 Epiblema foenella 1
1197 Eucosma campoliliana 1
1207 Pine Leaf-mining Moth (Clavigesta purdeyi) 1
1356 Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis) 1
1417 Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis) 1
2112 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta caliginosa) 1
2341 Cloaked Minor (Mesoligia furuncula) 1

Highest counts:
2321 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) 80
2343x Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis agg.) 59
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 26
1304 Agriphila straminella 19
1713 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) 15
2318 Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 13

Best of the rest:
0462 Ypsolopha sequella 7
0898 Limnaecia phragmitella 2
1086 Hedya salicella 1
1336 Eudonia pallida 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1792 Dark Umber (Philereme transversata britannica) 2
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) 4
2044 Dingy Footman (Eilema griseola) 2
2278 Poplar Grey (Acronicta megacephala) 1

Meal Moth

Limnaecia phragmitella

Eucosma campoliliana

Epiblema foenella

Cloaked Minor


Stewart said...

I did well too Mark with 387 of 82 sp and some micros left to id. Highlights were Lilac Beauty, Peach Blossom and True Lovers Knot. The last quite unusual at the coast.

Anonymous said...

Blimey ! Nice one, mate !

Katie said...

Hi Mark

Thanks very much for helping me with my dodgy moth IDs. It's good fun and I seem to be catching a decent amount, but the brown ones (and the grey ones for that matter) are giving me trouble!

Cheers, and happy trapping