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

Saturday, 30 June 2012

29th June 2012 ... Same old

Windy.
One Trap ... Twin 20w Blacklight/ 15w actinic Tubes

3 ... 0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella
2 ... 0787 Bryotropha terrella
1 ... 0808 Platyedra subcinerea
2 ... 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1 ... 0994 Clepsis consimilana
1 ... 0998 Epiphyas postvittana
1 ... 1063 Celypha striana
2 ... 1175 Epiblema uddmanniana
1 ... 1333 Scoparia pyralella ... year first (Below)


2 ... 1344 Eudonia mercurella
1 ... 1392 Udea olivalis
1 ... 1427 Pyralis farinalis
2 ... 1428 Aphomia sociella
3 ... 1474 Ephestia parasitella

1 ... 1669 Least Carpet
1 ... 1707 Small Dusty Wave
3 ... 1713 Riband Wave
1 ... 1906 Brimstone Moth
2 ... 1922 Swallow-tailed Moth
5 ... 1937 Willow Beauty
1 ... 1976 Privet Hawk-moth
1 ... 2011 Pale Prominent
3 ... 2047 Scarce Footman
4 ... 2050 Common Footman
2 ... 2061 Buff Ermine
2 ... 2087 Turnip Moth
5 ... 2088 Heart & Club
5 ... 2089 Heart & Dart
2 ... 2098 Flame
3 ... 2107 Large Yellow Underwing
1 ... 2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing
1 ... 2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character
1 ... 2155 Dot Moth
1 ... 2160 Bright-line Brown-eye
1 ... 2170 Varied Coronet
6 ... 2321 Dark Arches
1 ... 2322 Light Arches
4 ... 2333 Large Nutmeg
2 ... 2337 x  Marbled Minor agg.
1 ... 2387 Mottled Rustic
1 ... 2389 Pale Mottled Willow
1 ... 2441 Silver Y

Friday, 29 June 2012

28th June 2012 ... Garden Traps

The strong wind last night probably blew this Barred Straw my way.....l

Traps:-

0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1
0787 Bryotropha terrella 1
0937 Agapeta hamana 1
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1
0998 Epiphyas postvittana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 5
1294 Crambus pascuella 4
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis 1
1428 Aphomia sociella 2
1474 Ephestia parasitella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1634 Lackey 2, year first (Below)

1705 Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1758 Barred Straw 1, year first
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1
1834 Common Pug 1
1867 Treble Bar 1
1906 Brimstone Moth 3
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1937 Willow Beauty 3
1976 Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Buff-tip 1
2011 Pale Prominent 1
2050 Common Footman 3
2061 Buff Ermine 1
2087 Turnip Moth 7
2088 Heart & Club 10
2089 Heart & Dart 12
2098 Flame 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1, (Below)

2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Shears 1
2165 Small Ranunculus 1, (Below)

2166 Campion 1
2279 Sycamore 1
2283/4 Grey Dagger agg. 3
2321 Dark Arches 18
2322 Light Arches 2
2333 Large Nutmeg 4
2381 Uncertain 8
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 1
2489 Fan-foot 2

27th June 2012 ... Easy to Swallow

Four Swallow-tailed moths homed in on the traps on a rare warm and humid night.
c200 moths of 71 species and hours of sorting !

0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 4
0964 Cochylis dubitana 1
0994 Clepsis consimilana 3
1063 Celypha striana 3
1216 Enarmonia formosana 1
1261 Cydia pomonella 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 2. year first
1294 Crambus pascuella 2, year first
1301 Crambus lathoniella 2
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1371 Sitochroa verticalis 1, year first
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata 1
1392 Udea olivalis 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1, year first (Below)

1428 Aphomia sociella 8
1474 Ephestia parasitella 12
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3
1654 Figure of Eighty 1
1669 Common Emerald 1 year first (Below)

1711 Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Riband Wave 4
1728 Garden Carpet 3
1742 Yellow Shell 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1
1816 Toadflax Pug 1
1830 Wormwood Pug 1 year first (Below) ... (Ben ?) 

1834 Common Pug 6
1860 Green Pug 1
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth 4, year first, (Below)

1937 Willow Beauty 9
1958 Clouded Silver 1
1976 Privet Hawk-moth 3
1994 Buff-tip 1
2047 Scarce Footman 2 year first, (Below)
2050 Common Footman 6
2088 Heart & Club 6
2089 Heart & Dart 18
2098 Flame 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Double Square-spot 1
2147 Shears 1
2155 Dot Moth 1
2164 Broad-barred White 1
2279 Sycamore 2
2278 Poplar Grey 1
2280 Miller 3
2283/4 Grey Dagger agg.
2321 Dark Arches 13
2322 Light Arches 1
2333 Large Nutmeg 12
2337x Marbled Minor agg. 4
2381 Uncertain 10
2382 Rustic 1
2384 Vine's Rustic 2
2441 Silver Y 1
2474 Straw Dot 1, year first
2489 Fan-foot 5




Wednesday, 27 June 2012

26th June 2012 ... Dot co.

16 deg min. warm, humid with a moderate breeze
A few more newcomers for the year were recorded last night, Dot Moth, Double Square-spot, Elephant Hawk-moth, Bordered Pug, Dwarf Cream Wave, Middle-barred Minor, Toadflax Pug and Least Carpet.
Epiblema uddmanniana was the latest micro....is it still an Epiblema ? The new micro book has thrown me a bit !
Just checked..... it has become a Notocelia.
Notoproblem
Notocelia uddmanniana
0229 Monopis obviella 1
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 6
0787 Bryotropha terrella 2
0994 Clepsis consimilana 4
0998 Epipiphyas postvittana 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana 1 ... (Notocelia udd.) year first
1159 Rhopobota naevana .. Holly Tortrix 1, year first
1261 Cydia pomonella 2
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 8
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1474 Ephestia parasitella 10
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1690 Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Least Carpet 2, year first (Below)
Least Carpet
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave 1, year first (Below)


1707 Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave 1
1728 Garden Carpet 2
1742 Yellow Shell 2
1816 Toadflax Pug 2, year first (Below)


1827 Freyer's Pug 3
1834 Common Pug 11
1837 Grey Pug 1
1839 Bordered Pug 1, year first
1860 Green Pug 1
1931 Peppered Moth 1
1937 Willow Beauty 5
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth 1, Year first (Below)


2050 Common Footman 4
2061 Buff Ermine 1
2087 Turnip Moth 3
2088 Heart & Club 6
2089 Heart & Dart 17
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Flame 4
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 9
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Double Square-spot 2, year first
2154 Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Dot Moth 1, year first (Below)


2170 Varied Coronet 1
2278 Poplar Grey 2
2302 Brown Rustic 1, (Below) 


2321 Dark Arches 22
2322 Light Arches 2
2333 Large Nutmeg 16
2337agg. Marbled Minor 7
2340 Middle-barred Minor 1, year first
2381 Uncertain 8
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 5
2434 Burnished Brass 1
2441 Silver Y 2
2489 Fan-foot 4


4 unidentified micros for the Recorder





Tuesday, 26 June 2012

25th June 2012 ... Le Shark

Overnight low ... 11.5 deg. light breeze
A good selection in the traps this morning, including a year first Shark and a Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing...
An Oegoconia is awaiting determination, which will probably be the the least common of the three (caradjai). Previous gen. dets. have all been caradjai (about 8 ) apart from 1 deauratella.
Another Small Elephant Hawk-moth makes 3 this year, I'm normally inundated with Elephant Hawk-moth so where are they ????????
Trap results:-
0449 Prays fraxinella 1,  (Below)

0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 2
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella 1
0787 Bryotropha terrella 4
870-1a Oegoconia spp. 1, probably "caradjai". gen det to follow. (Below)
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1261 Cydia pomonella 2
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 3
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata 3
1392 Udea olivalis 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1, year first
1428 Aphomia sociella 5
1474 Ephestia parasitella 9
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1707 Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Riband Wave 4
1742 Yellow Shell 2
1827 Freyer's Pug 3
1834 Common Pug 9
1837 Grey Pug 3
1860 Green Pug 1
1906 Brimstone Moth 3
1931 Peppered Moth 2
1937 Willow Beauty 16
1958 Clouded Silver 1
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1, (Below)


2050 Common Footman 3
2069 Cinnabar 1
2087 Turnip Moth 1
2088 Heart & Club 4
2089 Heart & Dart 8
2098 Flame 7
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 4
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1, year first (Below)


2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2145 Nutmeg 1, (Below)
2164 Broad-barred White 2
2166 Campion 1
2170 Varied Coronet 2
2216 Shark 1, year first (Below)


2280 Miller 1
2283/4, Dark/Grey Dagger agg.
2321 Dark Arches 3
2333 Large Nutmeg 3
2337 Marbled Minor agg. 9, (Below)
I'm going to get this one checked methinks.....could be rufous ?


2380 Treble Lines 1
2381 Uncertain 2
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Silver Y 2
2477 Snout 1
2489 Fan-foot 3
15 unidentified Pugs, that will remain unidentified and 6 micros for our intrepid recorder to unravel.

Monday, 25 June 2012

25th June ... Spider and the Fly

A jumping spider pounces on an unsuspecting fly.........

,,,,,, No contest !

24th June 2012 .. It's Miller time

Overnight low ... 9.4 deg. light breeze, DRY !
Looks like the next few nights are going to be good before the rain and wind return.
Garden Traps:-
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 5
0787 Bryotropha terrella 3
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 2
1428 Aphomia sociella 2
1474 Ephestia parasitella 6
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1713 Riband Wave 1
1728 Garden Carpet 2
1834 Common Pug 2
1906 Brimstone Moth 1
1937 Willow Beauty 12
2069 Cinnabar 1
2089 Heart & Dart 6
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Flame 2
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 1, year first
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Shears 1, year first
2154 Cabbage Moth 1
2280 Miller 1, year first (Below)

2284 Grey Dagger agg. 1
2321 Dark Arches 7
2333 Large Nutmeg 4
2337 Marbled Minor agg.
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 3
2434 Burnished Brass 1, year first (Below)

2477 Snout 2, year first (Below)


Saturday, 23 June 2012

22nd June 2012 .. Ill wind

9.6 deg overnight low .... Very windy
Laid up with a rotten chest infection at the mo and had to cancel a weekend in York and Whitby.
The wind was ripping through the garden last night but I flicked on the trap near the house where it offers a little shelter.
20 moths were noted in spite of the strong wind.

0240 Tinea pellionella 1 (in house)
0787 Bryotropha terrella 2
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1 year first (Below)

0998 Epiphyas postvittana 2
1474 Ephestia parasitella ssp unicolorella 2
1728 Garden Carpet 1
1827 Freyer's Pug
1834 Common Pug 2
2087 Turnip Moth 1
2089 Heart & Dart 2
2321 Dark Arches 3
2322 Light Arches 2
2333 Large Nutmeg 1

Friday, 22 June 2012

21st June 2012 ... Poplar Front

 Another weather front has arrived with rain and wind after teasing us with a couple of days of seasonal June conditions.
Of the few moths trapped, two were added to the macro tally for the year, Poplar Grey and Heart and Club.

Poplar Grey, Acronicta megacephala

Heart & Club, Agrotis clavis
I have added 4 new micro species to the garden list courtesy of David Manning, Beds. micro recorder, who recently collected lots of little pots from my freezer.
11th May...0290...Caloptilia semifascia
16th May...0449...Prays fraxinella f. rustica (dark form, Ash Bud Moth)
16th May...0682...Depressaria chaerophylli
28th May...1099...Endothenia marginana

20th June 2012 ... Something along these lines ...

The last night of good weather for a few days and a good variety was found in and around the traps including a year first Green Silver-lines, (below) ......
....but both traps were full of water at 06.00 hrs this morning !

0229 Monopis obviella 2
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 2
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella 2
0787 Bryotropha terrella 2
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1
0998 Epiphyas postvittana 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 1 pictured below

1301 Crambus lathoniellus 2
1342 Eudonia mercurella 2, year first, (Below)

1348 Parapoynx stratiotata 1
1417 Pyralis farinalis 1, year first (Below)

1421 Aglossa pinguinalis 1, year first (Below)

1428 Aphomia sociella 3
1474 Ephestia parasitella 4
1713 Riband Wave 2
1728 Garden Carpet 4
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1, (Below)

1827 Freyer's Pug 2
1834 Common Pug 5
1860 Green Pug 5
1937 Willow Beauty 6
1961 Light Emerald 1
2050 Common Footman 2
2060 White Ermine 1
2098 Flame 3
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2154 Cabbage Moth 3
2170 Varied Coronet 1
2283/4 Dark/Grey Dagger agg. 1
2306 Angle Shades 1
2321 Dark Arches 12
2333 Large Nutmeg 8
2337/8/9 Marbled Minor agg. 4
2381 Uncertain 4
2387 Mottled Rustic 1
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 2
2422 Green Silver-lines 1
2441 Silver y

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

20th June 2012 ... Garden note... Hebe

Below is a pic of my Hebe bush, Hebe albicans spp.
It is about 10years old and is approx 4ft x 4 ft....

This is covered with bees during the day and I have also noticed  moths feeding on it at night.
Last night was calm, warm and humid, and I found Garden Carpets, Yellow Shell and Pugs feeding at the flowers, or at least attracted by the perfume.
But it's the bees that love it, I have never seen such full pollen bags on bees before.

I think a couple more Hebe's wouldn't go astray in the garden and there are many varieties of this insect friendly plant.....

19th June 2012 ... What bad weather ??

A couple of Kentish Ales, England beat Ukraine and a good mothing night.
My micro tally should be boosted by a few. David (county recorder) & Sylvia (moth widow) Manning popped by for a morning cuppa and took away a few pots for examination.
I'm tempted to mention the Macro Race for the bottle of wine as I am 20+ ahead of Captain Trappings ..... but I won't.

Garden trap haul :-
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 3
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella 2
0779 Bryotropha affinis 1
0787 Bryotropha terrella 4
0994 Clepsis consimilana 1, year first
0998 Epiphyas postvittana 3
1063 Celypha striana 2
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 2
1176 Epiblema trimaculana 1
1261 Cydia pomonella 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1331 Acentria ephemerella 1, year first
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata 2, year first (Below)


1376 Eurrhypara hortulata 1, year first
1428 Aphomia sociella >10
1474 Ephestia parasitella >10
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1, year first (Below)

 1690 Small Blood-vein 1, year first (Below)

1707 Small Dusty Wave 4
1713 Riband Wave 2
1727 Silver-ground Carpet 1, year first
1728 Garden Carpet 4
1742 Yellow Shell 5
1781 Small Waved Umber 1
1819 Mottled Pug
1834 Common Pug 10
1832 Currant Pug 1, year first (Below)


1837 Grey Pug 2
1860 Green Pug
1906 Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Peppered Moth 2
1937 Willow Beauty 14
2007 Swallow Prominent 1
2050 Common Footman 2
2061 Buff Ermine 1
2087 Turnip Moth 2
2089 Heart & Dart 13
2098 Flame 2, year first (Below)
  


2107 Large Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2173 Lychnis 1
2279 Sycamore 1
2306 Angle Shades 1
2321 Dark Arches 9
2322 Light Arches 1
2333 Large Nutmeg 7
2337 agg. Marbled Minor 5
2381 Uncertain 7
2387 Mottled Rustic 2
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 3
2450 Spectacle 2
2489 Fan-foot 1, year first (Below)


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

17/18th June 2012 Garden Traps

Much better conditions after the strong winds of the 15th and 16th.
Trap results were a bit disappointing, especially last night (18th) given the conditions...
17th June
0017 Common Swift 1
0247 Tinea trinotella 1
0647 Hoffmannophila pseudospretella 1
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella 5
0998 Epiphyas postvittana 1
1216 Enarmia formosana 1 year first
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1 year first
1428 Aphomia sociella 6
1474 Ephestia parasitella 6
1707 Small Dusty Wave 1
1765 Barred Yellow 1 year first (Below)

1827 Freyer's Pug 1
1834 Common Pug 8
1860 Green Pug 1
1906 Brimstone Moth 1
1937 Willow Beauty 8
1979 Lime Hawk-moth 1
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1 (Below)

2050 Common Footman 1 year first
2069 Cinnabar 1
2089 Heart & Dart 2
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2170 Varied Coronet 1
2333 Large Nutmeg 4
2382 The Rustic
2387 Mottled Rustic 1
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 2

18th June
0417 Argyresthia spinosella 1 year first
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 5
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella 2
0787 Bryotropha terrella 4... To be confirmed
0972 Pandemis heparana 1 year first
0998 Epiphyas postvittana 3
1474 Ephestia parasitella 3
1428 Aphomia sociella 6
1713 Riband Wave 1 year first (Below)

1728 Garden Carpet 6
1742 Yellow Shell 3
1825 Lime-speck Pug 1
1834 Common Pug 5
1937 Willow Beauty 13
2087 Turnip Moth 1
2089 Heart & Dart 4
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2173 Lychnis 2
2321 Dark Arches 5
2333 Large Nutmeg 2
2337/8/9 Marbled Minor agg.
2381 Uncertain 2
2387 Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Silver Y 1

Saturday, 16 June 2012

15th June 2012 ... Garden Traps

Overnight low ... 9.7 deg. ... Windy
The wind increased in intensity throughout the night, killing the often productive pre-dawn hour.
Yellow Shell and Cochylis dubitana were added to the year list.

Yellow Shell, Camptogramma bilineata
Cochylis dubitana