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

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Dotted Rustic

Not many moths about last night as the cold spell persists, well cold for the time of year that is.
Oddly enough, last July didn't fare much better temperature-wise.
Dotted Rustic was a welcome addition to The Dells garden list.
Talking to the Recorders today, I'm told 6 have been recorded this year right across the county, and the last records were in 2006.
2105 DOTTED RUSTIC, Rhyacia simulans
It is a large moth and when I saw it in the egg box this morning there was a brief moment when I thought it was a Large Yellow Underwing until I had a closer look.
The forewing is a little over 20mm.

ON THE micro scene.....
A few days ago I posted Pammene fasciana  as Cydia splendana
so here goes again.........
Cydia splendana * year first
I think it's correct this time .........

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Small Talk

The last two nights have cooled down and it looks like the rain is returning for the forthcoming week.
Moth numbers are well down, with a predominance of Underwings and tired looking Uncertain types.
Nothing new for a couple of nights but still getting Small Ranunculus and round two of Toadflax Brocade.
Highlights from 27th/28th July:-

Small Ranunculus...locally common at The Dells garden

Small Emerald turn up in two's and three's

Small Blood-vein, another regular, haven't seen a big Blood-vein since 2010
 
Small Wainscot would have been nice, but this one is a Mere Wainscot.
A site first this year and this is my 5th...

My blog site namesake...... Campion

Another Dells speciality....Toadflax Brocade

Dusky Sallow



Saturday, 28 July 2012

26th July 2012 ... Garden traps

Here are the latest additions to the 2012 garden year list :-

1183 Epiblema foenella

1304 Agriphila straminella

1305 Agriphila tristella

1313 Catoptria pinella

640 Batia lunaris

427 Yponomeuta cagnagella

2299 Mouse Moth

2353 Flounced Rustic

1894 Latticed Heath


2044 Dingy Footman

2297 Copper Underwing

Friday, 27 July 2012

25th July ... Garden Traps...

Hard to keep up now that this warm spell is here...No complaints tho
Not too much new stuff on the macro scene and the wine bet is looking like a "bridge too far" at the moment.
Trap results:-
1......0227......Monopis leavigella
3......0229......Monopis obviella
3......0424......Yponomeuta evonymella
1......0647......Hofmannophila pseudospretella
2......0648......Endrosis sarcitrella
2......0658......Carcina quercana
1......0688......Agonopterix heracliana
8......0787......Bryotropha terrella
1......0862......Dichomeris marginella
1......871a......Oegoconia caradjai (99%)
1......0873......Blastobasis adustella *year first
1......0874......Blastobasis lacticolella
1......0905......Blastodacna hellerella
2......0937......Agapeta hamana
2......0964......Cochylis dubitana
2......0998......Epiphyas postvittana
4......1010......Ditula angustiorana
2......1036......Acleris forsskaleana
1......1063......Celypha striana
3......1261......Cydia pomonella
1......1288......Alucita hexadactyla
1......1292......Calamotropha paludella *year first (Below)

10+..1293......Chrysoteuchia culmella
10+..1294......Crambus pascuella
1......1302......Crambus perlella
1......1329......Donacaula forficella *year first (Below)

20+..1331......Acentria ephemerella
6......1334......Scoparia ambigualis
1......1348......Parapoynx stratiotata
1......1378......Phlyctaenia coronata
2......1390......Udea prunalis
3......1405......Pleuroptya ruralis
2......1413......Hypsopygia costalis
1......1415......Orthopygia glaucinalis
2......1417......Pyralis farinalis
3......1421......Aglossa pinguinalis
20+..1424......Endotricha flammealis
5......1428......Aphomia sociella
1......1429......Trachycera advenella
2......1452......Phycita roborella
1......1474......Ephestia parasitella unicolorella
3......1524......Emmelina monodactyla
1 Dioryctria species for gen det
2 Cnephasia species
2 unid'd micros for gen det.
1 ......1637......Oak Eggar (Below)

4......1673......Small Emerald
10+..1699......Least Carpet
4......1705......Dwarf Cream Wave
1......1707......Small Dusty Wave
2......1708......Single-dotted Wave
10....1713......Riband Wave
2......1728......Garden Carpet
1......1732......Shaded Broad-bar
8......1742......Yellow Shell
1......1830......Wormwood Pug
2......1839......Bordered Pug
3......1862......Double-striped Pug
3......1917......Early Thorn
3......1921......Scalloped Oak
1......1922......Swallow-tailed Moth
6......1937......Willow Beauty
3......2029......Brown-tail
1......2030......Yellow-tail
5......2047......Scarce Footman
13....2050......Common Footman
6......2061......Buff Ermine
1......2092......Shuttle-shaped Dart
10+..2107......Large Yellow Underwing
4......2109......Lesser Yellow Underwing
3......2110......Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1......2126......Setaceous Hebrew Character
2......2145......Nutmeg
1......2155......Dot Moth
1......2160......Bright-line Brown-eye
1......2164......Broad-barred White
1......2193......Clay
1......2279......Sycamore
1......2280......Miller
7......2284x....Grey Dagger agg.
3......2293......Marbled Beauty
1......2300......Old Lady *year first (Below)

2......2303......Straw Underwing
1......2314......Dingy Shears *year first (Below)

1......2318......Dun-bar
6......2321......Dark Arches
8......2341......Cloaked Minor
4......2343x....Common Rustic agg
10+..2381x....Uncertain/Rustic
2......2441......Silver Y
1......2469......Herald (Below, always a crowd pleaser !)

1......2489......Fan-foot


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

24th July ... Garden Traps...Padella dilemma

overnight low 13.2 deg, warmest night so far.
Macros were a little disappointing for such a warm, calm night, although the heavy dew would have killed it off in the early hours.
Plenty of them but read the last couple of blogs and there they are.
2, year-first and 1 new micro were recorded, with 12 more potted up for the county recorder.
1 adult 263 Lyonetia clerkella was a year first, although the apple, birch and cherry are riddled with the mines.
888 Mompha propinquella *year first (below)

425 Yponomeuta padella, Orchard Ermine is a new addition to The Dells list.
I have probably had this common moth before but the ground colour has been grey/white.
Y. malinellus, Apple Ermine, is also present in the garden and a grey/white form is possible.
The genitalia appears the same as padella.
Our micro man is happy to accept a uniform grey ground colour as padella......
Yponomeuta padella
  

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

23rd July 2012 ...Garden Traps and gen. det. results

Overnight low 12.5 deg, light breeze, warm
Thanks to David Manning, our VC30 micro recorder for the late June/early July gen. det. results.
8 new species of micro were added to the garden site list which now stands at 226 micro species since 2010 when I began keeping micro records....
0216 Nemapogon cloacella
0644 Borkhausenia fuscescens
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta
0871 Oegoconia deauratella
871a Oegoconia caradjai was ID'd earlier, giving The Dells a full house.
1021 Cnephasia asseclana
1023 Cnephasia genitalana
1047 Acleris schalleriana
1259 Cydia fagiglandana
Thanks again Mr M !

23rd July
Garden Traps...
1...0161...Leopard Moth
1...0411...Argyresthia goedartella *year first (Below)

1...0424...Yponomeuta evonymella
1...0426...Yponomeuta malinellus *year first (Below)
Grey cilla....on the other side !

1......0523......Coleophora hemerobiella *year first
1......0642......Batia unitella
2......0647......Hofmannophila pseudospretella
3......0648......Endrosis sarcitrella
2......0658......Carcina quercana
10....0787......Bryotropha terrella
1......0937......Agapeta hamana
1......0964......Cochylis dubitana
2......0974......Argyrotaenia ljungiana
3......0985......Cacoecimorpha pronubana
3......1010......Ditula angustiorana
1......1036......Acleris forsskaleana
2......1063......Celypha striana
1......1113......Eudemis profundana *year first (Below)

1......1175......Epiblema (Notocelia) uddmanniana
1......1236......Pammene fasciana
3......1261......Cydia pomonella
6......1293......Chrysoteuchia culmella
4......1294......Crambus pascuella
2......1302......Crambus perlella
20+..1331......Acentria ephemerella
6......1334......Scoparia ambigualis
4......1344......Eudonia mercurella
2......1390......Udea prunalis
1......1413......Hypsopygia costalis
1......1417......Pyralis farinalis
10....1424......Endotricha flammealis
2......1428......Aphomia sociella
1......1439......Trachycera advenella
2......1474......Ephestia parasitella unicolorella
1......1481......Homoeosoma sinuella
2......1524......Emmelina monodactyla
1 Cnephasia spp
1 Oegoconia spp
2 Caloptilia spp probably rufipennella (tbc)
2......1673......Small Emerald
12....1699......Least Carpet
5......1705......Dwarf Cream Wave
1......1707......Small Dusty Wave
4......1713......Riband Wave
1......1724......Red Twin-spot Carpet *year first (Below)


3......1728......Garden Carpet
1......1738......Common Carpet
2......1742......Yellow Shell
1......1816......Toadflax Pug
1......1830......Wormwood Pug
2......1862......Double-striped Pug
1......1906......Brimstone Moth
1......1917......Early Thorn
2......1922......Swallow-tailed Moth
2......1937......Willow Beauty
2......2026......Vapourer
1......2031......White Satin Moth *year first (Below)

4......2047......Scarce Footman
6......2050......Common Footman
7......2061......Buff Ermine
2......2089......Heart & Dart
2......2092......Shuttle-shaped Dart
7......2107......Large Yellow Underwing
4......2109......Lesser Yellow Underwing
4......2110......Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1......2111......Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2......2155......Dot Moth
3......2160......Bright-line Brown-eye
1......2165......Small Ranunculus
2......2193......Clay
1......2279......Sycamore
1......2280......Miller
1......2284x....Grey Dagger agg.
2......2293......Marbled Beauty
7......2321......Dark Arches
8......2341......Cloaked Minor
1......2349......Mere Wainscot
1......2352......Dusky Sallow *year first (Below)


6......2381......Uncertain
3......2441......Siver Y
3......2489......Fan-foot

Monday, 23 July 2012

22nd July 2012 ... The Dells garden traps.

overnight low 10.7 deg, light gusty breeze, clear sky.
Trap results :-
1 new micro for the year, possibly Dioryctria abietella, to be confirmed....


2 ... 0424 ... Yponomeuta evonymella
1 ... 0658 ... Carcina quercana
1 ... 0985 ... Cacoecimorpha pronubana
1 ... 1001 ... Lozotaeniodes formosanus
2 ... 1063 ... Celypha striana
10+.1293 ... Chrysoteuchia culmella
10+.1294 ... Crambus pascuella
4 ... 1302 ... Crambus perlella
5 ... 1334 ... Scoparia ambigualis
5 ... 1424 ... Endotricha flammealis
1 ... 1454 ... Dioryctria abietella (to be confirmed) either way, year first.
3 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla
1 ... 1673 ... Small Emerald
4 ... 1699 ... Least Carpet
2 ... 1705 ... Dwarf Cream Wave
1 ... 1708 ... Single-dotted Wave
3 ... 1713 ... Riband Wave
1 ... 1732 ... Shaded Broad-bar year first (Below)



1 ... 1742 ... Yellow Shell
1 ... 1816 ... Toadflax Pug
2 ... 1830 ... Wormwood Pug
2 ... 1917 ... Early Thorn
1 ... 1922 ... Swallow-tailed Moth
2 ... 1976 ... Privet Hawk-moth
1 ... 1981 ... Poplar Hawk-moth
2 ... 1994 ... Buff-tip
1 ... 2047 ... Scarce Footman
7 ... 2050 ... Common Footman
6 ... 2061 ... Buff Ermine
4 ... 2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing
1 ... 2155 ... Dot Moth
4 ... 2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye
1 ... 2193 ... Clay
1 ... 2199 ... Common Wainscot
2 ... 2284x . Grey Dagger agg
1 ... 2303 ... Straw Underwing year first (Below)


10 . 2321 ... Dark Arches
1 ... 2322 ... Light Arches
3 ... 2341 ... Cloaked Minor
2 ... 2343x . Common Rustic agg.
6 ... 2381 ... Uncertain
1 ... 2421 ... Scarce Silver-lines year first (Below)


1 ... 2425 ... Nut-tree Tussock

Sunday, 22 July 2012

21st July 2012 .. Garden Moths

11 deg overnight low, calm, DRY
Over 70 species recorded and this week is set to be the best for an age.
I'm still hopeful of catching up with a few species as many are proving to be a month or more later than usual given the appalling weather of late.
Here's a sample of last nights catch...

2293 Marbled Beauty Cryphia domestica year first





2425 Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli year first


In absolute pristine condition....

2166 The Campion Hadena rivularis


1690 Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria




2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina


1048 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana year first



Saturday, 21 July 2012

20th July 2012 ... Quality beats quantity

Down to 8 deg last night, which is very cold for the time of year, although last July dropped to 7 at this time.
Numbers were well down in the traps, but a couple of quality macros arrived before it got too cold............

1637 Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus (female)


I was pleased to see Oak Eggar in the trap.
This beauty has turned up for the past 3 years now but only singletons (so far).
However, the one below has only made one previous visit, so even better .......

735 Ruddy Carpet Catarhoe rubidata


A great start to what looks like being an ideal week for the traps at last....
Some Olympic mothing ahead !



Friday, 20 July 2012

19th July 2012 .... Garden traps

Still dodging the showers but the weather-man is making the right noises about the week ahead....Don't hold your breath !
Nothing new on the macro scene last night but two very nice micros were added to The Dells garden year list .....

977 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana (male)





1458 Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta


Best of the macros was the third Lackey this year....

1634 The Lackey Malacosoma neustria