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

Thursday, 31 May 2012

30th May 2012, It starts ! Heart & Darts

Overnight low 11.5 deg. light breeze, cloudy
The first heart & Darts turned up last night, the first of many to come no doubt.
I was so thrilled, I forgot to photograph one !

409a Argyresthia trifasciata 2 (Below)


647 Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella 3
648 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella 3
998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 5
1261 Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1428 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 5
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1646 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 1, year first (Below)


1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 3
1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 3
1834 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 2
1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 3
1920 Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 1
1936 Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 1
1937 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 2
2043 Orange Footman Eilema sororcula 1
2087 Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 2
2089 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 3, year first
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 18
2154 Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae 1
2283/4 Dark/Grey Dagger Acronicta tridens/psi 1
2380 Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 2
2381 The Uncertain Hoplodrina alsines 4, year first (Below)


2384 Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 2
2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis 2

Also a couple of micros for ID...
The one below looks like 1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana, although it seems a bit on the large size with a wingspan of almost 16mm


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

29th May 2012 ... New micro for The Dells

A little cooler last night and numbers were down.
Macros were the same as the last few nights with no additions to the year list, but a garden first micro was added.

1000 Ptycholoma lecheana 


28th May 2012 ... 5 New moths for the year

Yet another warm evening saw 5 newcomers for the year in and around the garden traps.....

1680 Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria  (Below)




1867 Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata  (Below)




1904 Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria  (Below)




2157 Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum  (Below)




2279 The Sycamore Acronicta aceris  (Below)



Monday, 28 May 2012

27th May 2012 .. Minor detail

Another warm night (10.8 min).
A brace of Tawney Marbled Minor made a year first appearance, I won't get these gen det'd as the first ones in my garden are usually Tawney MM and both of these had brown in the wings..... Previous gen det has shown these to be TMM's.
No doubts about Small Ranunculus however.
The Haul :- in no particular order...
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens 1
1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 3
2028 Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 1 (Below)
1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 4
17.....Common Swift Hepialus lupulinus 3
2283/4 Dark/Grey Dagger Acronicta tridens/psi 5
2480 Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralis 1
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula 2, year first (Below)
2165 Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea 1, year first (Below)
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 5, year first (Below)
1356 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 2
409a Argyresthia trifasciata 2
808.. Platyedra subcinerea 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 1, year first (Below)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

26th May 2012 ... נחמד לראות אותך

I first started "mothing" in mid 2009, and some of the vernacular names caught my imagination.
None more so than Setaceous Hebrew Character .... wonderful !
The warm evenings continue and look like remaining for the week ahead and I'm sure many trappers are struggling to keep up with their blog posts, unlike a week ago when we were scratching for something post.
The blog title is in Hebrew and means, "Nice to see you", (courtesy of "Google Translate") which I thought was quite apt for a brace of "year first" Setaceous Hebrew Characters found in the trap this morning.
Trap Report :-
17 Common Swift Hepialus lupulinus 4
247 Tinea trinotella 1
1707 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 1, year first (Below)

2043 Orange Footman Eilema sororcula 1, year first (Below)

2069 The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae 1, year first (Below)

2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 2, year first (Below)

****  Dichrorampha species  to be determined 1

Saturday, 26 May 2012

25th May 2012 ... In the buff

Overnight low ... 11.4 deg. Clear with an easterly breeze, gusty at times.
A Buff Ermine was a newcomer for the year, along with another nice selection....

17     Common Swift Hepialus lupulinus 3
1648 Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria 1, year first (Below)
1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 2, (Below)
1781 Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata 1
1819 Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata 1, (Below)
1825 Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata 2 (Below)
1834 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 3, (Below)
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 1
1920 Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 2
1997 Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula 1
2028 Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 1
2061 Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum 1, year first (Below)
2087 Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 3
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 12 (Below)
2173 The Lychnis Hadena bicruris 1
2283/4 Dark/Grey Dagger Acronicta tridens/psi 1
2289 Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 1, year first (Below)
2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis 5
2441 Silver Y Autographa gamma 1, year first (Below)
2480 Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralis 1, (Below)


247 Tinea trinotella 1
409a Argyresthia trifasciata 1
648 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella 2
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
808 Platyedra subcinerea 4
947 Aethes smeathmanniana 1
974 Argyrotaenia ljungiana 5
986 Syndemis musculana 1
998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 5
1428 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 2
1474 Ephestia parasitella 2, year first (Below)
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2