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

Saturday, 9 October 2010

08/10/2010 - Bedstraw Hawk .....

.... just one of the many exciting migrants that I was hoping would turn up but didn't!

The garden traps did well though with a very mild and cloudy night, but it was pretty windy. There were a few common migrants, but the most unexpected moth of the night was a very knackered Blood-vein. Sadly the Brindled Green was too knackered to bother photographing.

08/10/2010, Total 87 of 30sp.
(125W MV 49 of 20, 80W/100W actinic/tungsten 38 of 21)

0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 7
0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 2
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 11
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 9
1138 Epinotia nisella 1
1395 Rusty-dot Pearl (Udea ferrugalis) 4
1398 Rush Veneer (Nomophila noctuella) 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 5
1682 Blood-vein (Timandra comae) 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 4
1795x November Moth agg. (Epirrita dilutata agg.) 3
2091 Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon) 1
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 2
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) 9
2245 Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae) 1
2248 Brindled Green (Dryobotodes eremita) 1
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 1
2262 Brick (Agrochola circellaris) 2
2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 5
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 6
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 1
2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 1
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 2
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2389 Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) 1
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

Rusty Dot Pearl
Rusty Dot Pearl

Juniper Carpet
Juniper Carpet

Red-line Quaker
This Red-line Quaker is an odd colour, maybe referable to f. rufa

Green-brindled Crescent - no apologies for featuring another one, I think they're great

Another Dark Sword-grass

Lunar Underwing - where are they all this year?

I also ran a few traps at Huncote Embankment for a few hours last night. At this time of year it's not possible to leave stuff overnight without a visit to top up the gennie. I decided to go back at c23:30 and see how the traps were doing. I'd left them a bit exposed along a track in the full force of the strong wind, so I wasn't expecting too much and I decided to pull them in rather than topping up. Nothing too exciting, but as with the garden one or two late individuals (Dusky Thorn indeed). Most of these species are new dots on the map for that site though.

08/10/2010, Huncote Embankment
2 x 125W MV & 1 x 160W MBFT
Total 41 of 17sp.

1795x November Moth agg. (Epirrita dilutata agg.) 11
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) 1
1914 Dusky Thorn (Ennomos fuscantaria) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 2
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 2
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2232 Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) 5
2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 1
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 3
2267 Beaded Chestnut (Agrochola lychnidis) 3
2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 2
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 2
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2369 Bulrush Wainscot (Nonagria typhae) 2
2384 Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua) 1
2477 Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) 1

Bulrush Wainscot
Bulrush Wainscot

Beaded Chestnut
Beaded Chestnut


Bennyboymothman said...

Yes Lunar Underwing have been well down on numbers this year, in fact it has been a pretty bad year for numbers, but a good year for variety!

Nice Rusty Dot Pearl, I got my first last night!!

Stewart said...

Hi Mark, would you link to my new moth blog please....

Cheers Stewart

Skev said...

Added Stewart - are you keeping two blogs on the go now then?