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

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Another new Acleris?

Numbers were much lower last night - quite mild to start but it was clear and cold at dawn. Most exciting thing was yet another Acleris sp. This really does look to be a good candidiate for schalleriana? Another one for a closer inspection, and potentially (if all goes as expected) the third new Acleris sp. for the garden this year.

Acleris schalleriana
CONFIRMED - gen. det. by Jon Clifton Jan 2012

Total catch 50 of 11sp.
(125W MV 28 of 8sp., 80W/100W actinic/tungsten 22 of 9sp.)

0688 Agonopterix heracliana 5
1047 Acleris schalleriana 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 5
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 2
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1 (NFY)
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 17
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 10
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 6
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 1

Dark Chestnut from the previous night

Yet another Clouded Drab variant

1 comment:

Bennyboymothman said...

Again looks good for Acleris schalleriana, they never look as well marked as the one on uk moths!