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

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Garden Trap 04/10/10

Seems like ages since I last ran the garden traps - actually it has been almost a fortnight (22/09).

With mild temps and a southerly breeze I had high hopes, so I was very disappointed when I emptied the MV trap this morning and found only 8 individuals of 5 species - and that included 4 Garden Rose Tortrix. Thankfully the 80W actinic / 100W tungsten combo trap came good and boosted the total to 55 of 21sp. I find that the powerful actinic works very well in late autumn - in the garden at least.

Full catch as follows - garden yearticks in yellow:

0648 White-shouldered House Moth (Endrosis sarcitrella) 1
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 4
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1707 Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata) 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 1
2091 Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 8
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 4
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) 2
2245 Green-brindled Crescent [ab. capucina] (Allophyes oxyacanthae) 1
2263 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) 5
2264 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) 4
2270 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 1

2272 Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) 7
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 2
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 2

Green-brindled Crescent
Green-brindled Crescent, ab. capucina without the metallic green scales

Yellow-line Quaker
Yellow-line Quaker

Dark Sword-grass
Dark Sword-grass - a bit faded

Red-line Quaker
Red-line Quaker

Today was one of those days when you wish trivial stuff like work and family committments could be disregarded without consequence. Had I of been able, I would have got my arse over to Sence Valley Forest Park to have a gander at and county tick a couple of Lapland Buntings. As it was I could not get away from work in the day and needed to be home straight after. Maybe I'll be lucky and they'll still be about tomorrow morning ....

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