WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Thursday, 17 May 2012

16th May ... The Dells garden traps

Overnight min. temp. a heady 7.1 deg. calm, cloudy

It should have been much better, given the comparatively tropical conditions last night, but the expected full traps turned out to be wishful thinking.
A year first Peppered Moth turned up with a highly probable Oak-tree Pug.
Agonopterix arenella was a year first micro, along with two other micros for ID, one an Agonopterix species and the other a Monopis type or similar.
Traps :-
0648 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella 3
0697 Agonopterix arenella 1, year first
1342 Eudonia angustea 3
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1834 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 2
1853 Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata 1, year first (tbc)
1862 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 1
1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 2
1931 Peppered Moth Biston betularia 1, year first
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 8
2306 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 1
plus two unidentified micros.

Peppered Moth, Biston betularia

Oak-tree Pug, Eupithecia dodoneata
confirmation required

Agonopterix arenella

One of the unidentified micro moths


  1. Nice catch, same here lots of species.... 1 or 2 of each! and a minimum of 9c.
    I am banging my head against the wall with micro's already, some really plain examples coming to my trap in the last few sessions, even a Rush Veneer had me thinking!

  2. 9 deg ! Nice variety you had there too... Hawkmoths seemed a million miles away up until now............what do you reckon on my Pug Ben ? Oak-tree ?

  3. Hi Trent
    Thanks, yep the Hawks are back!
    Your Pug I'm pretty sure with that size discal spot is a Brindled Pug, the wings are far too pointy for Oak-tree aswell.
    All the best and keep up the good trapping, great seeing your posts.

  4. The micro is Glyphipterix fuscoviridella- try saying that one out loud.