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

Sunday, 30 June 2013

29th June 2013 ... Underneath the arches

Arches ....Light, Dark and a year first Buff ....
1653 ... Buff Arches ... Habrosyne pyritoides
12. 3 deg min temp with a lively warm breeze, not as good as the previous night but still a decent catch ...
A second Shaded Pug and another Small Elephant Hawk-moth were good finds and a few micros were potted up for ID.

The Catch ...
0449 ... Prays fraxinella ... Ash Bud Moth
**** ... Coleophora sp. to be determined
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House Moth ... 2
0787 ..;. Bryotropha terrella ... Cinerous Groundling ... 2
0925 ... Phtheochroa rugosana ... Rough-winged Conch ... YF
925 ... Phtheochroa rugosana

0985 ... Cacoecimorpha pronubana ... Carnation Tortrix ... 2
0989 ... Aphelia paleana ... Timothy Tortrix
0994 ... Clepsis consimilana ... 2
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... Light Brown Apple Moth ... 3
1020/4. Cnephasia sp to be determined
1063 ... Celypha striana
1083 ... Hedya nubiferana ... Marbled Orchard Tortrix ... YF
1083 ... Hedya nubiferana
1133 ... Epinotia bilunana ... Crescent Bell
1293 ... Chrysoteuchia culmella ... 3 ... YF
... 3
1302 ... Crambus perlella
1348 ... Parapoynx stratiotata ... Ringed China-mark ... 2 males
1376 ... Eurrhypara hortulata ... Small Magpie ... 4
1390 ... Udea prunalis ... Dusky Pearl ... YF
1392 ... Udea olivalis ... Olive Pearl
1474 ... Ephestia unicolorella ... False Cacao Moth ...3
1653 ... Buff Arches ... YF
1654 ... Figure of Eighty
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... 4
1742 ... Yellow Shell
1764 ... Common Marbled Carpet
1769 ... Spruce Carpet
1827 ... Freyer's Pug ... 4
1834 ... Common Pug ... 3
1840 ... Shaded Pug
1860 ... Green Pug
1862 ... Double-striped Pug
1862 ... Double-striped Pug

1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... 3
1931 ... Peppered Moth ... 2
1937 ... Willow Beauty ... 4
1976 ... Privet Hawk-moth ... 2
1992 ... Small Elephant Hawk-moth
1994 ... Buff-tip
1997 ... Sallow Kitten
1997 ... Sallow Kitten ... Furcula furcula

2050 ... Common Footman ... 3
2061 ... Buff Ermine ... 5
2088 ... Heart and Club ... 4
2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 21
2098 ... The Flame ... 2
2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing
2126 ... Setaceous Hebrew Character ... 2
2154 ... Cabbage Moth
2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye ... 3
2164 ... Broad-barred White
2170 ... Varied Coronet
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg
2321 ... Dark Arches.
2322 ... Light Arches
2333 ... Large Nutmeg ... 4
2337/9. Marbled Minor agg. ... 6
2384 ... Vine's Rustic
2387 ... Mottled Rustic ... 2
2381/2  Uncertain/Rustic agg.
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow
2422 ... Green Silver-lines
2422 ... Green Silver-lines ... Pseudoips prasinana

2477 ... The Snout
2489 ... Fan-foot

Saturday, 29 June 2013

28th June 2013 ... New garden micro makes its mark

Took a chance on the rain and fired up two traps .....
A couple of spots fell and it turned out to be a warm humid night, ideal for mothing.
two new garden moths was a bonus in a very good trap count
0263 ... Lyonetia clerkella ...Apple Leaf Miner ... 2
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... Brown House-moth ... 2
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ...White-shouldered House-moth ... 2
0787 ... Bryotropha terrella ... Cinerous Groundling
0874 ... Blastobasis lacticolella ... 2 ... London Dowd
0937 ... Agapeta hamana ... Hook-marked Straw Moth ... YF
937 ... Agapeta hamana

0989 ... Aphelia paleana ... Timothy Tortrix ... YF

0994 ... Clepsis consimilana ... Privet Tortrix ... 2
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... Light Brown Apple Moth ... 3
1082 ... Hedya pruniana ... Plum Tortrix ... 2
1176 ... Epiblema trimaculana ... Triple-blotched Bell
1294 ... Crambus pascuella ... Grass-veneer
1301 ... Crambus lathoniellus ... Hook-streaked Grass-veneer2
1302 ... Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus ... Yellow Satin Veneer ... YF
1302 ... Crambus Perlella, form warringtonellus

1344 ... Eudonia mercurella ... Small Grey ... 2
1345 ... Elophila nymphaeata ... Brown China-mark ... GF
1345 ... Elophila nymphaeata
1345 ... Elophila nymphaea, laying eggs in capture pot

1376 ... Eurrhypara hortulata ... Small Magpie
1392 ... Udea olivalis ... Olive Pearl
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth
1474 ... Ephestia unicolorella ... False Cacao Moth ...4
1481 ... Homoeosoma sinuella ... Twin-barred Knot-horn ... 2
1713 ... Riband Wave
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... 6
1765 ... Barred Yellow ... 2 ...YF

1827 ... Freyer's Pug ... 6
1834 ... Common Pug
1860 ... Green Pug .. 2
1906 ... Brimstone Moth ... 3
1931 ... Peppered Moth
1937 ... Willow Beauty ... 6
1958 ... Clouded Silver ... 3
1976 ... Privet Hawk-moth ... 2
1992 ... Small Elephant Hawk-moth ... 2
1992 ... Small Elephant Hawk-moth

1994 ... Buff-tip
1995 ... Puss Moth
1995 ... Puss Moth ... Cerura vinula

2009 ... Maple Prominent ... 3
2050 ... Common Footman ... 4
2061 ... Buff Ermine ... 3
2069 ... Cinnabar ... 2
2087 ... Turnip Moth ... 2
2088 ... Heart and Club
2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 17
2098 ... The Flame ... 2
2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing
2154 ... Cabbage Moth ... 3
2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye ... 3
2170 ... Varied Coronet
2223 ... Toadflax Brocade
2279 ... Sycamore
2280 ... Miller
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg. ... 4
2302 ... Brown Rustic
2321 ... Dark Arches ... 2
2322 ... Light Arches
2327 ... Clouded Brindle ... GF

2333 ... Large Nutmeg ... 2
2337/9. Marbled Minor agg. ... 12
2380 ... Treble Lines
2381 ... The Uncertain ... 2
2384 ... Vine's Rustic... 2
2387 ... Mottled Rustic.... 2
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow
2441 ... Silver Y
2477 ... Snout
2480 ... Buttoned Snout ... 2
2489 ... Fan-foot ... 3

Friday, 28 June 2013

27th June 2013 ... Catch report

Persistent rain was good for the garden but not for the traps. At least it was warm rain, which is how you define summer in GB.
I took the cover off from one of the traps at 23.30 hrs and it stayed reasonably dry until the morning with a fair catch within.
No regular patrols, which is normally very productive, especially for early evening micros, so catch is down on the last few days.
1 trap ... Twin, 230v,15 watt BL/BLB 350 fluorescent Skinner......

1063 ... Celypha striana ... YF
1063 ... Celypha striana
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... 2
1827 ... Freyer's Pug
1860 ... Green Pug
1937 ... Willow Beauty ... 3
1976 ... Privet Hawk-moth ... 2
1991 ... Elephant Hawk-moth
1994 ... Buff-tip
2000 ... Iron Prominent
2050 ... Common Footman
2061 ... Buff Ermine
2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 7
2102 ... Flame Shoulder
2126 ... Setaceous Hebrew Character
2128 ... Double Square-spot ... YF
2128 ... Double Square-spot ... Xestia triangulum
2128 ... Double Square-spot ... Xestia triangulum

2069 ... Cinnabar
2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing ... 2
2321 ... Dark Arches
2333 ... Large Nutmeg
2337/9  Marbled Minor agg.
2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... 2
2387 ... Mottled Rustic
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

26th June 2013 ... Good catch.... Possible new garden Pug (confirmed)

Much warmer, overcast, no moon, humid,calm.
Conditions that add up to a good catch and that was the case ...
About 50 species were recorded, probably more as some ID needs verification, especially one of the pugs that looks good for "shaded" (below)

1840 ... Shaded Pug  ... Eupithecia subumbrata
Shaded Pug confirmed by County Recorders ... Thanks Andy and Melissa, this can now be added to my garden list
The Catch :-
0229 ... Monopis obviella
0263 ... Lyonetia clerkella
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... 2
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... 2
0779 ... Bryotropha affinis
0787 ... Bryotropha terrella ... 4
0874 ... Blastobasis lacticolella ... London Dowd
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... 3
1176 ... Epiblema trimaculana
1294 ... Crambus pascuella, YF
1294 ... Crambus pascuella

1344 ... Eudonia mercurella ... 2
1376 ... Eurrhypara hortulata
1428 ... Aphomia sociella
1474 ... Ephestia unicolorella ...3
1481 ... Homoeosoma sinuella
1711 ... Treble Brown Spot
1713 ... Riband Wave ... 4 ... YF
1713 ... Riband Wave .. Idaea aversata,  ab. remutata


1727 ... Silver-ground Carpet
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... 4
1827 ... Freyer's Pug ... 4
1834 ... Common Pug ... 6
1840 ... Shaded Pug ... garden first
1860 ... Green Pug ... 2
1931 ... Peppered Moth ... 2
1937 ... Willow Beauty ... 5
1958 ... Clouded Silver ... 2
1976 ... Privet Hawk-moth ... 3
1978 ... Pine Hawk-moth ... YF
1978 ... Pine Hawk-moth ... Hyloicus pinastri


1991 ... Elephant Hawk-moth ... 2
1994 ... Buff-tip
2050 ... Common Footman ... 2
2061 ... Buff Ermine ... 2
2069 ... Cinnabar
2088 ... Heart and Club ... YF
2088 ... Heart and Club ... Agrotis clavis

2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 19
2098 ... The Flame ... 2
2102 ... Flame Shoulder
2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing ... 4
2126 ... Setaceous Hebrew Character ... 2
2154 ... Cabbage Moth ... 2
2155 ... Dot Moth ... YF
2155 ... Dot Moth ... Melanchra  persicariae

2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye
2164 ... Broad-barred White
2279 ... Sycamore ... 2
2306 ... Angle Shades
2321 ... Dark Arches ... 2
2322 ... Light Arches ... YF
2322 ... Light Arches ... Apamea lithoxylaea

2333 ... Large Nutmeg ... 2
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... 2
2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... 8
2387 ... Mottled Rustic ... 2
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow ... 2
2450 ... Spectacle
2489 ... Fan-foot
AGGREGATES and PENDING ID's
Dark/Grey Dagger ... 2
Marbled Minor agg ... 4
Uncertain/Rustic ... 2
Mompha sp
Dichrorampha sp

SAINSBURY'S CATCH and VIEW
On my birthday, daughter Nikki and her husband Rupe bought me a kids bug catcher kit from Sainsbury's as a bit of a joke.
The plastic magnifier and tweezers are neither use nor ornament, but the bug viewing cage is ideal for raising larvae.
I haven't tried breeding any larvae through to adult stage yet, but now I will give it a go.
Ignore the brightly coloured plastic frame and you have a very serviceable unit indeed, with a handy door for replenishing food supplies and a large white mesh area to check out the progress of your nursery.
It even has a carry handle.
Ideal for those larger larvae.
At just £3.00 I will be purchasing a few more of these
The creepy crawly catch and view kit

The white mesh is very see through ... not sure about the colour scheme though.
Note the handy swing-away door for ease of access.
Length = 150mm (6 inches)
Height = 100mm (4 inches)
Width = 100 mm
Be the envy of your moth society with a SAINSBURY'S CATCH AND VIEW KIT.
Hurry while stocks last.

25th June 2013 ... Warming up again.... Burnished Brass

8,5 deg minimum, but warm for most of the evening. Moth count rising again.
Burnished Brass and Common Rustic (agg)  both new for year.

409a .. Argyresthia trifasciata ... Triple-barred Argent ... 1
0647 .. Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... Brown House-moth ... 3
0648 .. Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 2
0697 .. Agonopterix arenella ... Brindled Flat-body ... 1
0808 .. Platyedra subcinerea ... Mallow Groundling ... 1
0998 .. Epiphyas postvittana ... Light Brown Apple Moth ... 1
1334 .. Scoparia ambigualis ... Common Grey ... 1
1342 .. Eudonia angustea ... Narrow-winged Grey ... 1
1356 .. Evergestis forficalis ... Garden Pebble ... 1
1428 .. Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 1
1474 .. Ephestia unicolorella ssp woodiella ... False Cacao Moth ... 4


1481 .. Homoeosoma sinuella ... Twin-barred Knot-horn ... 1
1261 .. Cydia pomonella ... Codling Moth ... 1
1654 .. Figure of 80
1711 .. Treble Brown Spot ... 1
1728 .. Garden Carpet ... 4
1738 .. Common Carpet ... 1
1769 .. Spruce Carpet ... 2
1827 .. Freyer's Pug ... 3


1834 .. Common Pug ... 2
1937 .. Willow Beauty ... 7
1958 .. Clouded Silver ... 1
1976 .. Privet Hawk-moth ... 2
1991 .. Elephant Hawk-moth ... 1
1994 .. Buff-tip ...1
2000 .. Iron Prominent ... 1
2050 .. Common Footman ... 3
2061 .. Buff Ermine ... 1
2069 .. Cinnabar ... 1
2089 .. Heart and Dart ... 13
2092 .. Shuttle-shaped Dart ... 2
2098 .. The Flame ... 1
2160 .. Bright-line Brown-eye ... 1
2164 .. Broad-barred White ... 1
2170 .. Varied Coronet ... 1
2223 .. Toadflax Brocade ... 2
2279 .. Sycamore ... 2
2283/4 Dark/Grey Dagger agg ... 3
2306 .. Angle Shades ... 1
2321 .. Dark Arches ... 1
2333 .. Large Nutmeg ... 3
2337/9 Marbled Minor agg ... 3
2343/a Common Rustic agg. ... 1 ... YF

2343/2343a ... Common Rustic (agg.)

2387 .. Mottled Rustic ... 1
2434 .. Burnished Brass ... 1 ... YF


2450 .. Spectacle ... 1
2469 .. Fan-foot ... 1

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

25th June 2013 ... Neighbours beer niggle

Today I trimmed my privet hedge.
I also trimmed my neighbours adjoining hedge as he has emphycema and struggles a bit.
My reward for this task was a cool bottle of Wychwood Brewery "Goliath".
Full bodied with a nice blend of Goldings and Fuggles hops to give it an excellent bitter taste and at 4.2 per cent alc/vol, not too heavy. Very nice.
After I had drained the contents I idly looked at the bottle label and there was something familiar about it.
This niggled me for a while, but then the penny dropped ....
Check this out :-
Wychwood GOLIATH (above)
BUT .....
Look a little closer ..............................
Familiar ?
Yes I think so
Why it's ............
Wayne Rooney !!



 As this is a Moth Blog .....
Whilst trimming the hedge ....
2 x Bryotropha terrella
1 x Cacoecimorpha pronubana
1 x Yellow Shell


24th June 2013 ... 6 deg C too cold !

6 degrees min last night and a big moon in a clear sky .... not good for June.
Plenty of Heart and Darts and a few bits including a year first Green Oak Tortrix ....
1033 ... Tortrix viridana ... Green Oak Tortrix

Monday, 24 June 2013

23rd June 2013 .... Mothing on hold ... New garden plant .. WELD

Not much happening moth-wise so I thought I would mention a new wildflower that appeared in the garden a while back.
It's Weld ... Reseda luteola
This one has grown to a little more than 2 metres high and is now in flower.
The flower spikes bear insignificant flowers but it is a magnificent plant all the same .....
Weld ... Reseda luteola
The roots of this plant were used in pre medieval times to make a yellow dye (Woad was used for blue and Madder for red).
It was grown commercially on a large scale in Kent, Essex and Yorkshire until recent times, but it took 3 - 6 pounds of weld to dye 1 pound of cloth and gave way to more efficient chemical dyes, becoming a plant of wasteland, field edges, walls and limestone quarries.
Weld flower spikes 
Weld ... lots of smaller flower spikes on the lower branches

Sunday, 23 June 2013

21st and 22nd June 2013 ... Weather break

With the weather change, so the moth count has dropped.
The 21st saw a big near-full moon in clear skies and a freshening wind and last night (22nd) was just awful.
Strong winds and rain.
Ran two traps on the 21st and one trap under cover last night

21st ....
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... White-shouldered House-moth ... 2
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea ... Mallow Groundling
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... Light Brown Apple Moth ... 6
1342 ... Eudonia angustea ... Narrow-winged Grey
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... Bee Moth ... 3
1481 ... Homoeosoma sinuella ... Twin-barred Knot-horn :)
1728 ... Garden Carpet ... 5
1819 ... Mottled Pug
1827 ... Freyer's Pug ... 2
1834 ... Common Pug ... 6
1931 ... Peppered Moth ... 3
1937 ... Willow Beauty ... 7
1961 ... Light Emerald ... 2
2050 ... Common Footman
2061 ... Buff Ermine ... 2
2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 16
2098 ... The Flame
2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing ... 4
2160 ... Bright-line Brown-eye ... 2
2221 ... The Mullein
2279 ... The Sycamore
2283/4. Dark/Grey Dagger agg.
2321 ... Dark Arches
2333 ... Large Nutmeg ... 4
2337/9. Marbled Minor agg.
2381/2. Uncertain/Rustic agg. ... YF
Uncertain/Rustic agg.


2384 ... Vine's Rustic ... 2
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow
2450 ... Spectacle

22nd ....
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana
1728 ... Garden Carpet
1742 ... Yellow Shell
1742 ... Yellow Shell ... Camptogramma bilineata

1834 ... Common Pug
2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 3
2387 ... Mottled Rustic

20th June 2013 ... Here Kitty Kitty !

After missing out last year it was good to see Puss Moth again.
Better late than never .........
1995 ... Puss Moth ... Cerura vinula
Adaina microdactyla was a new garden species, a tiny plume moth with a 15mm wingspan.
The mothing is slowing down a little as the fresher air from the Atlantic pushes the humid air towards the continent, bringing wind and rain with it, but it may be warming up again after the weekend ... typical !

The Catch ...
0017 ... Common Swift.
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella
0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella ... 3
0787 ... Bryotropha terrella
0994 ... Clepsis consimilana
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana
1082 ... Hedya pruniana ... YF
1082 ... Hedya pruniana ... Plum Tortrix


1174 ... Epiblema cynosbatella ... 2
1301 ... Crambus lathoniellus ... 2
1344 ... Eudonia mercurella
1348 ... Parapoynx stratiotata ... YF
1348 ... Parapoynx stratiotata ... Ringed China-mark


1376 ... Eurrhypara hortulata
1392 ... Udea olivalis
1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... 3
1474 ... Ephestia unicolorella ... 2
1481 ... Homoeosoma sinuella
1517 ... Adaina microdactyla ... Hemp-agrimony Plume ... garden first
1517 ... Adaina microdactyla ... Hemp-agrimony Plume


1648 ... Pebble Hook-tip ... YF
1648 ... Pebble Hook-tip ... Drepana falcataria


1728 ... Garden Carpet ... 2
1827 ... Freyer's Pug ... 2
1834 ... Common Pug ... 3
1867 ... Treble-bar
1931 ... Peppered Moth ... 3
1937 ... Willow Beauty ... 3
1961 ... Light Emerald
1980 ... Eyed Hawk-moth
1995 ... Puss Moth ... YF
1995 ... Puss Moth ... Cerura vinula


2000 ... Iron Prominent
2009 ... Maple Prominent
2050 ... Common Footman ... YF
2050 ... Common Footman ... Eilema lurideola


2089 ... Heart and Dart ... 14
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... 3
2107 ... Large Yellow Underwing ... 2
2164 ... Broad-barred White
2170 ... Varied Coronet
2334 ... Rustic Shoulder-knot ... 2
2337/9. Marbled Minor agg
2380 ... Treble Lines
2384 ... Vine's Rustic.
2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow
2441 ... Silver Y
2450 ... The Spectacle


Friday, 21 June 2013

19th June 2013 ... The Micro Catch

Overcast, sultry conditions with a minimum temperature of 15 deg C. Perfect.
A huge catch with many additions to the year list, and 5 species of Hawk-moth were recorded.
THE CATCH ...... micros first ... macros below this post
0224 ... Triaxomera parasitella ... Large Brindled Clothes Moth ... YF 
224 ... Triaxomera parasitella


0229 ... Monopis obviella ... 3
409a ... Argyresthia trifasciata ... 10+
0464 ... Plutella xylostella ... 2
0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella ... 2
0697 ... Agonopterix arenella
0779 ... Bryotropha affinis ... 3
0808 ... Platyedra subcinerea
0985 ... Cacoecimorpha pronubana
0994 ... Clepsis consimilana ... YF
994 ... Clepsis consimilana


0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... 4
1000 ... Ptycholoma lecheana ... YF
1000 ... Ptycholoma lecheana


1133 ... Epinotia bilunana ... YF
1133 ... Epinotia bilunana


1174 ... Epiblema cynosbatella ... 2
1216 ... Enarmonia formosana
1261 ... Cydia pomonella ... 2
1273 ... Dichrorampha petiverella .. Common Drill ... garden first (netted, late pm)
1273 ... Dichrorampha petiverella


1301 ... Crambus lathoniellus ... 2
1376 ... Eurrhypara hortulata ... 3
1392 ... Udea olivalis ... 3
1417 ... Pyralis farinalis ... Meal Moth ... YF
1417...  Pyralis farinalis


1428 ... Aphomia sociella ... 6
1474 ... Ephestia unicolorella ... 3
1481 ... Homoeosoma sinuella ... YF
1481 ... Homoeosoma sinuella



MACROS in post below, due to space limits in labels