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

Monday, 22 April 2013

21st April 2013 ... What's that coming over the hill .....

... Is it a Mompha, is it a Mompha

Lots of moths about last night until midnight when the skies cleared and a bright waxing moon slowed things down.
Two Mompha, one 6mm ish long, possibly propinquella, and the other much smaller at around 4mm, which I cannot identify but I know a man who can !

Mompha 1 ... 6mm nose to tail


Mompha 2 ... about 4mm long

Thanks Matt and Skev ... NOT Mompha  ... 483 Epermenia chaerophyllella
The same moth I called a Mompha last year ... some people never learn

A year first Pale Mottled Willow and a first appearance for Small Quaker in the garden and 10 Early Grey was a high count.

Traps totals:-
2 Mompha to be ID'd and added later
0663 ... Diurnea fagella ... 1
0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana ... 1
0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana ... 1
1047 ... Acleris schalleriana ... 1
1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... 6
1862 ... Double-striped Pug ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata ... 10 (below)


1917 ... Early Thorn ... Selenia dentaria ... 2
2182 ... Small Quaker ... Orthosia cruda ... 1 (below) Year First


2187 ... Common Quaker ... Orthosia cerasi ... 6
2190 ... Hebrew Character ... Orthosia gothica ... 1
2243 ... Early Grey ... Xylocampa areola ... 10
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow ... Paradrina clavipalpis ... 1 (below) Year First


2469 ... Herald ... Scoliopteryx libatrix ... 1 (below)





5 comments:

  1. Not a Mompha, look at 483-

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    1. Yes, that one caught me out last year too

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  2. Epermenia chaerophyllella

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  3. Cheers Skev
    Are they both E chaerophyllella ?

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    1. Yes, I'd say so. Can look scabby and non-descript, never seen one looking anywhere near 'Golden' ;-)

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