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

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Garden latest .... Cochylis molliculana ???

Lots of "end of season" brown stuff in the traps of late.
A record count of 109 Large Yellow Underwings from two traps. 3rd Sept
Also a record number of Common Wainscot (23) on the 4th Sept.

3rd Sept.
109 Large Yellow Underwing
57   Setaceous Hebrew Character
18   Flounced Rustic
16   Vine's Rustic
15   Orange Swift
12   Lesser Yellow Underwing
12   Double-striped Pug
11   Pale Mottled Willow
9     Square-spot Rustic
8     Common Wainscot
6     Garden Carpet
5     Willow Beauty
4     Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
4     Shuttle-shaped Dart
4     Turnip Moth
4     Small Dusty Wave
3     Copper Underwing agg.
3     Brimstone Moth
3     Nutmeg
2     Snout
2     Old Lady
2     Flame Shoulder
2     Spectacle
2     Silver Y
2     Rosy Rustic
2     Centre-barred Sallow
2     Angle Shades
Black Rustic ... year first
Black Rustic

Straw Underwing
Yellow Shell
Buff Ermine
A late season Buff Ermine
Light Emerald
Small Square-spot
Common Rustic agg.
Dusky Thorn
Lime-speck Pug
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Mouse Moth
Green Carpet
28 Agriphila geniculea
15 Epiphyas postvittana
4   Emmelina monodactyla
3   Cacoecimorpha pronubana
3   Pyrausta aurata
2   Eudonia angustella
Endrosis sarcitrella
Cydia pomonella
Calamotropha paludella
Plutella xylostella
Monopis laevigella
A couple of micros that I am not 100% sure of .....
Fairly confident this is Cochylis Hybridella ....

The moth below is possibly Cochylis molliculana, which if confirmed would be a first garden record ...
I know a man who will know. Confirmed ... D. Manning, County recorder

The 4th Sept produced pretty much the same except for ....
Green Carpet
Yellow-barred Brindle
Common Carpet
Burnished Brass
Frosted Orange ... year first
Frosted Orange


  1. Hmm looks good, trhey are spreading northwards. I had one on the 21st of August.

  2. It may be a worn hybridella, but I think it is a good candidate for molliculana Ben

  3. They do appear more elongated. Compared to the above pic of hybridella notice how much shorter and stubbier it appears. Of course not scientific proof as we are recorded huge size diferences of species this year. We had a Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing last night that was smaller than a Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing!