WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 354, Micros 362, Total 716

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

29th May 2011...Nice Selection

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The 29th was a warm evening with little breeze, and it was the micros that stole the limelight with a garden newby and 5 year ticks. Of the macros, 2 more were added to the garden list, BARRED STRAW and RIBAND WAVE both year firsts.
Here are some of the micros, a nice selection...
EPIBLEMA UDDMANNIANA 1175 The Bramble-shoot Moth, which even I can ID at a glance, and a year first, PARAPOYNX STRATIOTATA 1348... a male Ringed China-mark and a year first. PSEUDARGYROTOZA CONWAGANA 1011

First garden record SCOPARIA PYRALELLA 1333

year first MONOPIS OBVIELLA 229 HEDYA PRUNIANA 1082 EPINOTIA BILUNANA 1133 EUDONIA ANGUSTEA 1342 EPIBLEMA TRIMACULANA 1176 EPHESTIA PARASITELLA 1474 CYDIA POMONELLA 1261.. Codling Moth CNEPHASIA SPECIES... Grey Tortrix agg. CHRYSOTEUCHIA CULMELLA 1293 29th May garden traps :-

27 x Heart & Dart

3 x Dark Arches

2 x L Y Underwing

6 x Willow Beauty

9 x Marbled Minor agg. Gen Det results later

1 x Miller

1 x Cabbage Moth

2 x Brimstone Moth

1 x Light Emerald

1 x Cinnabar

1 x Peppered Moth

6 x Large Nutmeg

2 x Garden Carpet

1 x Silver-ground Carpet

1 x S S Dart

1 x Buff Ermine

1 x Angle Shades

1 x Flame

3 x Turnip Moth

2 x Uncertain

1 x Barred Straw * year first

1 x White Ermine

1 x Yellow Shell

1 x Straw Dot

1 x Small Dusty Wave

3 x Riband Wave * year first

1 x Spruce Carpet

1 x Vine's Rustic

2 x Common Pug

1 x Freyer's Pug

3 x Green Pug

1 x Pterophorus pentadactyla

1 x Eurrhypara hortulata

4 x Ephestia parasitella

4 x Aphomia sociella

2 x Endrosis sarcitrella

4 x Epiphyas postvittana

1 x Epinotia bilunana

1 x Cnephasia spp.

1 x Emmelina monodactyla

1 x Hofmannophila pseudospretella

1 x Cydia pomonella

1 x Eudonia angustea

1 x Monopis obviella

1 x Chrysoteuchia culmella * year first

1 x Crambus lathoniellus

1 x Pseudargyrotoza conwagana ** garden first

1 x Crambus pascuella * year first

1 x Homoeosoma sinuella

1 x Parapoynx stratiotata * year first

1 x Epiblema uddmanniana * year first

1 x Scoparia pyralella * year first

1 x Epiblema trimaculana

3 x Hedya pruniana

Garden Total :-

194 species....122 macro, 72 micro

The Wine Sidebet....I am now 10 species ahead of Captain Trappings !!!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Garden Update

28th May
MIDDLE-BARRED MINOR 2340


27th May ...PTEROPHORUS PENTADACTYLA 1513


CNEPHASIA STEPHENSIANA 1020 25th May...MAY HIGHFLYER 1778 PHLYCTAENIA PERLUCIDALIS 1380 HOMOEOSOMA SINUELLA 1481 ELACHISTA GANGABELLA 0620 Garden total to date:-


186 species......120 macro, 66 micro

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

24th May 2011...Let me Introduce to you........

.......The one and only Billy SHEARS.
From the famous 1967 album "Sergeant Peppered Moths' Lonely Heart and Club Band".........OK, suit yourself.
The temperature dipped to 5 degrees last night, so not much about, lets hope this cold spell gives way to some warm, humid nights soon.
I've had a few Tawnys so I was pleased to record my first garden tick for......
THE SHEARS 2147
24th May :-
3 x Willow Beauty
7 x Heart & Dart
3 x Garden Carpet
2 x Common Marbled Carpet
3 x Large Nutmeg
3 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 x Marbled Minor agg.
1 x Buff Ermine
1 x Dark Arches
1 x Small Waved Umber
1 x Turnip Moth
1 x The Shears ** garden first
1 x Aphomia sociella
1 x Endrosis sarcitrella
3 x Ephestia parasitella
1 x Argyresthia spp, probably conjugella ID pending ...Confirmed as "spinosella"
1 x Platyedra subcinerea
As a note of interest, 0808 Platyedra subcinerea, is listed as NA (nationally scarce)
To date I have recorded 4 in April and 27 so far this month
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179 species...118 macro, 61 micro

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

23rd May 2011...A wee bit blowwy

The Mets 45mph wind forecast was way out, gusts of 60mph at least ripped through my garden.
I put a trap out in the most sheltered part of the garden, hoping for some exotic blow-in, but no luck.
The wind did ease up a bit later last night and 40 plus moths were recorded of 13 species, 21 of which were Heart & Dart.
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Stretched clouds, caused by the wind made for a good looking sunset.


A SELECTION OF UNCERTAINs


Dichrorampha species....probably

DICHRORAMPHA PLUMBANA 23rd May :-

21 x Heart & Dart

2 x Dark Arches

3 x Marbled Minor agg.

1 x Brimstone Moth

2 x L:arge Nutmeg

1 x Garden Carpet

1 x Cinnabar

1 x Treble Lines

3 x Shuttle-shaped Dart

1 x Vine's Rustic

3 x Uncertain

1 x Aglossa pinguinalis

1 x Dichrorampha plumbana/aeratana

Nothing new (:0((

Monday, 23 May 2011

22nd May 2011...Micros rule ok

It was the micros that grabbed the limelight last night, with 4 new ticks for the garden list.
I didn't get too involved with the micros last year so I am expecting quite a few common garden "firsts"

AGLOSSA PINGUINALIS 1421....year first "Large Tabby"

CLEPSIS SPECTRANA 0993...garden first "Cyclamen Tortrix"

CELYPHA STRIANA 1063....year first, common in garden last year.

BLASTOBASIS LACTICOLELLA 0874... year first for this familiar micro 22nd May:-

6 x Large Nutmeg

9 x Heart and Dart

1 x Flame Shoulder

3 x Vine's Rustic

1 x Uncertain

3 x Mottled Rustic

1 x Willow Beauty

3 x Marbled Minor agg.

2 x Setaceous Hebrew Character

2 x Green Pug

1 x Common Pug

1 x Cinnabar

3 x Dark Arches

2 x Shuttle-shaped Dart

2 x Turnip Moth

1 x Blastobasis lacticolella * year first

2 x Aphomia sociella

2 x Epiphyas postvittana

1 x Emmelina monodactyla

2 x Platyedra subcinerea

1 x Aglossa pinguinalis * year first

2 x Ephestia parasitella f. unicolorella

1 x Clepsis consimilana

1 x Celypha striana * Year first

1 x Clepsis spectrana ** garden first

TALLY :-

177 species......117 macro, 60 micro

Sunday, 22 May 2011

21st May 2011...The Dark side

Well it had to happen sooner or later. Traps full of Dark Arches and those flying pigs, Large Yellow Underwings, both of which were added to the garden year list last night.

Considering the intensity of the wind, the total was quite good.
DARK ARCHES 2321 HEDYA NUBIFERANA 1083SILVER-GROUND CARPET 1727 GREEN PUG 1860







LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING 2109


MONOPIS OBVIELLA 0229 21st May :-


14 x Large Nutmeg


11 x Heart & Dart


2 x Shuttle-shaped Dart


3 x Garden Carpet


1 x Buff-tip


3 x Marbled Minor agg.


1 x Treble Brown Spot


1 x Varied Coronet


1 x Bright-line Brown-eye


1 x Silver-ground Carpet


2 x Turnip Moth


2 x Green Pug


2 x Common Pug


1 x Freyer's Pug


8 x Vine's Rustic


2 x Setaceous Hebrew Character


1 x Flame Shoulder


1 x Large Yellow Underwing * year first


1 x Sandy Carpet


2 x Common Wainscot


1 x Dark Arches * year first


1 x Rustic Shoulder-knot


1 x Brimstone Moth
2 x Epiphyas postvittana


3 x Aphomia sociella


3 x Platyedra subcinerea


1 x Endrosis sarcitrella


1 x Hedya nubiferana ** garden first


1 x Monopis obviella ** garden first


Garden Total to date :-


173 species.....117 macro, 56 micro


Saturday, 21 May 2011

20th may 2011...Garden latest

Where have the warm nights gone ? Down to 6 degrees last night.
Two more species to add to the garden total.
BRYOTROPHA AFFINIS 0779 is a new record


THE FLAME 2098 undoubtedly the first of many more 20th May :-
7 x Large Nutmeg
1 x Small Waved Umber
1 x Light Emerald
4 x Common Marbled Carpet
4 x Marbled Minor agg.
9 x Heart and Dart
4 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 x White Ermine
1 x Peppered Moth
3 x Mottled Rustic
1 x Brimstone Moth
3 x Common Wainscot
1 x Willow Beauty
1 x Turnip Moth
1 x Buff Ermine
4 x Garden Carpet
5 x Green Pug
3 x Common Pug
2 x Treble Lines
1 x The Flame * year first
3 x Vine's Rustic
1 x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1 x Small Dusty Wave
1 x Tawny Shears
1 x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1 x Uncertain
3 x Endrosis sarcitrella
3 x Platyedra subcinerea
2 x Epiphyas postvittana
2 x Eurrhypara hortulata
1 x Udea olivalis
1 x Clepsis consimilana
1 x Cydia pomonella
1 x Eudonia angustea
1 x Emmelina monodactyla
1 x Bryotropha affinis ** garden first
Totals :-
169 species.....115 macro, 54 micro
THE TAUNT
The Wine Side-bet ?
Captain Trappings 162........Trent Duval.169
So I haven't yet been "Gazebo'd" and he'll be moaning about not having the time to patrol the lights at night....pffff !

Friday, 20 May 2011

19th May 2011.....Half of last nights trap yields

After losing all the moths in Skinner #1 to an adventurous Blue Tit, here are Trap #2 results plus potted species from walls.
Six more species for the year and it may have been more but I didn't really have the time to sift through a pile of wings !
The wine side bet has swung my way again. I am 4 or 5 species ahead now, but Captain Trappings is putting up his large gazebo tonight.
He hangs a couple of 1200mm disco u/v lights inside and leaves the two ends open. It's very productive and I could find myself playing catch-up after the weekend.
Anyway, back to the moths.

EPINOTIA BILUNANA 1133 year first



HEDYA PRUNIANA 1082.... first record for the Plum Tortrix



SANDY CARPET 1808 year first



MOTTLED RUSTIC 2387 year first



UNCERTAIN 2381....The Rustic will be out a couple of weeks or so after The Uncertain



LIGHT EMERALD 1961 year first



19th May :-



8 x Heart and Dart



2 x Setaceous Hebrew Character



5 x Shuttle-shaped Dart



2 x Small Waved Umber



1 x Pale Tussock



4 x Marbled Minor agg.



1 x Common Marbled Carpet



6 x Willow Beauty



6 x Large Nutmeg



2 x Light Emerald * year first



3 x Garden Carpet



1 x White Ermine



5 x Vine's Rustic



3 x Green Pug



1 x Buff-tip1 x Angle Shades



1 x Mottled Rustic * year first



1 x Scalloped Hazel



3 x Treble Lines



3 x Turnip Moth



1 x Sandy Carpet * year first



1 x Common Wainscot



3 x Common Pug



1 x Uncertain * year first



4 x Endrosis sarcitrella



4 x Epiphyas postvittana



3 x Aphomia sociella



1 x Clepsis consimilana



1 x Epinotia bilunana * year first



1 x Hofmannophila pseudospretella



1 x Celypha lacunana



1 x Platyedra subcinerea



1 x Hedya pruniana ** garden first


Totals:-


167 species.....114 macro, 53 micro

19th May 2011...BLUE MURDER !

I will publish HALF of the two traps results later.
The gap in my Skinner trap is 25mm...........Well it managed to get IN, but judging by the pile of wings in the trap, it's no surprise that it couldn't get back OUT !
No BF number available for PARUS CAERULEUS ....... unbelievable ! Garden species.....
107 macro, 48 micro, 1 Blue Tit !!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, 19 May 2011

18th May 2011....is THIS one Freyers ?

A few days ago I named an Ochreous pug as Freyer's....well it's time to redeem myself, and the best way to do this is by catching one.......so will the real FREYERS PUG 1827 please stand up ! SPRUCE CARPET 1769

TIMOTHY TORTRIX 0989

CELYPHA LACUNANA 1076


SCOPARIA AMBIGUALIS 1334

LIME-SPECK PUG 1825 62 moths of 33 species was a good tally with the temperature gauge hitting 5 deg C in the early hours.


The 6 species pictured are all first for year records.


The Haul :-

8 x Heart & Dart

1 x Treble Brown Spot

1 x Small Dusty Wave

6 x Willow Beauty

3 x Shuttle-shaped Dart

1 x Common Swift

1 x Turnip Moth

1 x Freyer's Pug * year first

1 x Brimstone Moth

1 x Common Marbled Carpet

2 x Green Pug

3 x Large Nutmeg

1 x Tawny Shears ( can't get The Shears !)

2 x Marbled Minor agg,

3 x Garden Carpet

1 x Small Waved Umber

1 x Lime-speck Pug * year first

2 x Angle Shades

4 x Vine's Rustic

1 x Pale Mottled Willow

1 x Setaceous Hebrew Character

1 x Spruce Carpet * year first

1 x White Ermine

1 x Nutmeg

1 x Treble Lines

2 x Common Pug

1 x Eudonia angustea

2 x Scoparia ambigualis * yearfirst

1 x Celypha lacunana * year first

2 x Epiphyas postvittana

3 x Endrosis sarcitrella

1 x Cydia pomonella

1 x Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix) * year first

Garden total to date:-

161 species.....110 macro, 51 micro