WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 299 ...... Garden species:- Macros 351, Micros 358, Total 709

Monday, 18 July 2016

16th July 2016 .... Small Waves

Having caught 3 small wave species in the traps I thought a comparison shot might be good for beginners.
If you think herding cats is difficult, try herding moths without the aid of a blast or two of CO2.
I got there in the end after much coaxing and cussing ...
Small Fan-footed Wave - Dwarf Cream Wave - Single-dotted Wave
 From L to R
Small Fan-footed Wave
Dwarf Cream Wave
Single-dotted Wave

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Catch list for 22nd June '16 and 6th/7th July '16

7th July 2016 - Catch report
0229...Monopis obviella x 1
0425...Yponomeuta cagnagella x 1
0426...Yponomeuta malinellus x 4
0464...Plutella xylostella x 2
0642...Crassa unitella x 1
0647...Hoffmannophila pseudospretella x 3
0648...Endrosis sarcitrella x 1
0695...Agonopterix alstromeriana x 1
0757...Recurvaria nanella ...nfy
0787...Bryotropha terrella x 2
0994...Clepsis consimilana x 4
0998...Epiphyas postvittana x 2
****...Cnephasia sp. x 3
1063...Celypha striana x 4
1076...Celypha lacunana x 1
1083...Hedya nubiferana ...nfy
1175...Notocelia uddmanniana x 2
1201...Eucosma cana ...nfy
1219...Lathronympha strigana ... nfy
1261...Cydia pomonella x 2
1293...Chrysoteuchia culmella x 6
1294...Crambus pascuella x 2
1302...Crambus perlella x 1
1334...Scoparia ambigualis x 1
1344...Eudonia mercurella x 3
1376...Anania hortulata x 4
1424...Endotricha flammealis x 3
1428...Aphomia sociella x 2
1474...Ephestia unicolorella x 2
1481...Homoeosoma sinuella x 2
1524...Emmelina monodactyla x 3
1634...Lackey ...nfy
1699...Least Carpet x 3
1705...Dwarf Cream Wave x 1
1713...Riband Wave x 7
1765...Barred Yellow
1813...Haworth's Pug x 1
1830...Wormwood Pug x 2
1834...Common Pug x 1
1862...Double-striped Pug x 2
1906...Brimstone x 2
1922...Swallow-tailed Moth x 2
1937...Willow Beauty x 4
1976...Privet Hawk-moth x 1
2047...Scarce Footman x 2
2050...Common Footman x 4
2061...Buff Ermine x 1
2077...Short-cloaked Moth x 1
2088...Heart and Club x 4
2089...Heart and Dart x 7
2098...The Flame x 3
2107...Large Yellow Underwing x 7
2110...Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing x 1 ...nfy
2126...Setaceous Hebrew Character x 2
2134...Square-spot Rustic ...nfy
2154...Cabbage Moth x 1
2164...Broad-barred White
2193...Clay x 1
2198...Smoky Wainscot x 2
2199...Common Wainscot x 1
2280...Miller
2284x.Grey Dagger agg. x 1
2293...Marbled Beauty x 4
2321...Dark Arches x 9
2322...Light Arches x 1
2337x.Marbled Minor agg. x 3
2341...Cloaked Minor x 3
2381...Uncertain x 7
2382...Rustic x 1
2387...Mottled Rustic x 3
2477...Snout x 1
2489...Fan-foot



6th July 2016 - Catch report - TL14 - VC30
  1...0229...Monopis obviella
  1...0425...Yponomeuta cagnagella
  2...0426...Yponomeuta malinellus
  1...0464...Plutella xylostella
  1...0483...Epermenia chaerophyllella ...nfy
  1...0644...Borkhausenia fucescens ...nfy
  6...0647...Hofmannophila pseudospretella
  1...0688...Agonopterix heracliana
  2...0787...Bryotropha terrella
  2...871x...Oegoconia agg.
  1...0874...Blastobasis lacticolella
  1...0905...Blastodacna hellerella ...nfy
  1...0937...Agapeta hamana
  1...0970...Pandemis cerasana
  5...0994...Clepsis consimilana
  3...0998...Epiphyas postvittana
  5...****...Cnephasia sp.
  1...1036...Acleris forsskaleana ...nfy
  1...1047...Acleris schalleriana ...nfy
  2...1063...Celypha striana
  1...1168...Gypsonoma sociana ...nfy
  2...1175...Notocelia uddmanniana
  3...1216...Enarmonia formosana
  3...1261...Cydia pomonella
  8...1293...Chrysoteuchia culmella
  3...1294...Crambus pascuella
  1...1302...Crambus perlella
  4...1344...Eudonia mercurella
  1...1375...Ostrinia nubilalis ...nfy
  2...1376...Anania hortulata
  1...1413...Hypsopygia costalis
  1...1424...Endotricha flammealis
  3...1428...Aphomia sociella
  4...1474...Ephestia unitella
  2...1481...Homoeosoma sinuella
  1...1524...Emmelina monodactyla
  1...1690...Small Blood-vein
  1...1699...Least Carpet
  2...1705...Dwarf Cream Wave
  1...1707...Small Dusty Wave
  4...1713...Riband Wave
  2...1742...Yellow Shell
  2...1813...Haworth's Pug
  1...1827...Freyer's Pug
  1...1830...Wormwood Pug
  2...1834...Common Pug
  3...1862...Double-striped Pug
  1...1906...Brimstone
  2...1922...Swallow-tailed Moth
  1...1931...Peppered Moth
  5...1937...Willow Beauty
  2...1976...Privet Hawk-moth
  1...2000...Iron Prominent ...nfy
  2...2047...Scarce Footman
  5...2050...Common Footman
  1...2061...Buff Ermine
  2...2077...Short-cloaked Moth
  2...2088...Heart and Club
  6...2089...Heart and Dart
  1...2098...The Flame
  5...2107...Large Yellow Underwing
  1...2126...Setaceous Hebrew Character
  1...2128...Double Square-spot
  1...2154...Cabbage Moth
  2...2155...Dot Moth
  2...2160...Bright-line Brown-eye
  1...2165...Small Ranunculus
  2...2193...Clay
  2...2198...Smoky Wainscot
  2...2284x.Grey Dagger agg.
  1...2293...Marbled Beauty
  7...2321...Dark Arches
  2...2337x.Marbled Minor agg.
  2...2341...Cloaked Minor
  1...2343x.Common Rustic agg.
  4...2381...Uncertain
  2...2387...Mottled Rustic
  1...2389...Pale Mottled Willow
  1...2477...Snout

22nd June 2016 - Catch report - TL14 - VC30
micros
 2 ... 0186 . Psyche casta ... adult males ...... site first
 1 ... 0263 . Lyonetia clerkella
 1 ... 409a . Argyresthia trifasciata
 1 ... 0450 . Scythropia crataegella
 4 ... 0464 . Plutella xylostella
 1 ... 0647 . Hofmannophila pseudospretella
 1 ... 0648 . Endrosis sarcitrella
 2 ... 0787 . Bryotropha terrella
 1 ... 0874 . Blastobasis lacticolella
 1 ... 0893 . Mompha epilobiella ............... nfy
 1 ... 0994 . Clepsis consimilana
 1 ... 1010 . Ditula angustiorana
 2 ... 1011 . Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
 1 . 1020/4. Cnephasis sp.
 1 ... 1033 . Tortrix viridana........................ nfy
 1 ... 1063 . Celypha striana
 1 ... 1076 . Celypha lacunana
 1 ... 1175 . Notocelia uddmanniana .......... nfy
 1 ... 1176 . Notocelia trimaculana
 1 ... 1201 . Eucosma cana ......................... nfy
 2 ... 1261 . Cydia pomonella
 2 ... 1293 . Chrysoteuchia culmella
 1 ... 1294 . Crambus pascuella
 1 ... 1301 . Crambus lathoniellus
 1 ... 1328 . Schoenobius gigantella ........... nfy
 2 ... 1331 . Acentria ephemerella .............. nfy
 1 ... 1334 . Scoparia ambigualis
 1 ... 1338 . Eudonia lacustrata
 2 ... 1344 . Eudonia mercurella
 1 ... 1348 . Parapoynx stratiotata
 1 ... 1361 . Pyrausta aurata
 7 ... 1376 . Anania hortulata
 1 ... 1392 . Udea olivalis
 1 ... 1417 . Pyralis farinalis ....................... nfy
 1 ... 1425 . Galleria mellonella ........... ...... nfy
 3 ... 1428 . Aphomia sociella
 1 ... 1458 . Myelois circumvoluta .............. nfy
10 .. 1474 . Ephestia unicolorella
 1 ... 1481 . Homoeosoma sinuella
Macros
 2 ... 1711 . Treble Brown Spot
 1 ... 1713 . Riband Wave
 3 ... 1728 . Garden Carpet
 1 ... 1738 . Common Carpet ......................... nfy
 1 ... 1764 . Common Marbled Carpet
 1 ... 1781 . Small Waved Umber
 2 ... 1834 . Common Pug
 1 ... 1837 . Grey Pug
 2 ... 1860 . Green Pug
 1 ... 1862 . Double-striped Pug
 5 ... 1937 . Willow Beauty
 2 ... 1958 . Clouded Silver
 2 ... 1976 . Privet Hawk-moth
 2 ... 2047 . Scarce Footman ........................ nfy
 2 ... 2087 . Turnip Moth
 7 ... 2088 . Heart & Club
28 .. 2089 . Heart & Dart
 1 ... 2098 . Flame
 1 ... 2102 . Flame Shoulder
14 .. 2107 . Large Y.U.
 4 ... 2126 . Setaceous Hebrew Character
 1 ... 2154 . Cabbage Moth
 1 ... 2160 . Bright-line Brown-eye
 1 ... 2280 . Miller
 3 ... 2284x Grey Dagger agg.
 1 ... 2293 . Marbled Beauty
18 ...2321 . Dark Arches
 2 ... 2322 . Light Arches
 1 ... 2331 . Small Clouded Brindle
 1 ... 2333 . Large Nutmeg
 6 ... 2337x Marbled Minor agg.
 3 ... 2381 . Uncertain
 2 ... 2384 . Vine's Rustic
 3 ... 2389 . Pale Mottled Willow
 2 ... 2441 . Silver y
 1 ... 2489 . Fan-foot

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

PUGS !

Identifying Pugs is one of mothings mysteries to me. Ok I'm fine on quite a few now but I still struggle on some that others find easy, probably because I suffer a little from Pug Dyslexia or maybe it is Pug-avoidance.
On the 5th June a little Pug was spotted on the wall next to the trap so I potted it up and checked it out the following morning.
After posting the wrong ID, several Moth-ers corrected my mistake.
As it turns out, it should not have been in my garden as this is a creature of moorland and heath.
It probably came from the RSPB Old Heath at the Sandy headquarters which is about 3 miles from my garden as the moth flies.
So I recorded my first Narrow-winged Pug which is a great garden tick for the centre of town.
Narrow-winged Pug

Friday, 13 May 2016

12th May '16 ... Toadflax Brocade

Toadflax Brocade turned up last night.
This is a Red Data Book moth and a regular in my VC30 TL14 garden since 2011.
Numbers are increasing so good news for this neat little moth.

Toadflax Brocade

Saturday, 7 May 2016

6th May 2016 ... Warm spell sparks bumper catch

Last week we were scraping ice from the windscreens and this week it's T-shirts and shorts.
The overdue warm spell has certainly kick started the moths with the minimum night temperature at double figures in the Bedford area.
The garden traps produced 20 species of which 11 were newcomers to the 2016 garden list ...
0247 ... Tinea trinotella NFY
0284 ... Caloptilia rufipennella NFY
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella x 3
0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana
0779 ... Bryotropha affinis NFY
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea NFY
0892 ... Mompha subbistrigella
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana x 6
1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla
1342 ... Eudonia angustea
1428 ... Aphomia sociella NFY
1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla x 4
1651 ... Chinese Character NFY
1724 ... Red Twin-spot Carpet NFY
1728 ... Garden Carpet
1862 ... Double-striped Pug x 9
1883 ... Yellow-barred Brindle NFY
1920 ... Scalloped Hazel NFY
1936 ... Waved Umber NFY
2063 ... Muslin Moth (male)
2064 ... Ruby Tiger NFY
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart x 2
2186 ... Powdered Quaker
2188 ... Clouded Drab
2190 ... Hebrew Character
2306 ... Angle Shades
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow x 2
Scalloped Hazel
Platyedra subcinerea