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

Sunday, 22 June 2014

20th June 2014 ... Micro blitz

A much warmer night dropping to 11 deg just before dawn.
I decided to hang around the traps and pot up a batch of micro moths before they all disappeared by morning, and last nights conditions were ideal.
421 Argyresthia bonnetella turned out to be a site first although I'm sure I've had this before but forgot to add it to the records.
1079 Piniphila bifasciana is definitely new for site though and confirmed.
The macro moths disappointed, not by numbers, but nothing new for the year.
5 Swallow-tailed moths were dancing around the traps like handkerchiefs in the wind, quite a sight.
The grey Acronicta family was well represented with 4 Sycamore, 3 Poplar Grey, 2 Grey Dagger agg. and 1 Miller.
4 Privet Hawks, two Figure of Eighty, a Burnished Brass f. juncta and a second Poplar Kitten for the year which is quite remarkable considering the common Sallow Kitten has yet to be recorded this year.
A worn Orange Footman, Maiden's Blush, Broad-barred White, Buff Arches and Small Blood-vein added a splash of colour amongst the brown stuff.
The Catch:-
Micro moths...
Lyonetia clerkella, 2
Argyresthia pruniella, 1
Argyresthia bonnetella, 1, garden first


Scythropia crataegella, 1
Epermenia chaerophyllella, 1
Batia lunaris, 1, year first
Batia unitella, 1
Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 2
Endrosis sarcitrella, 2
Metzneria metzneriella, 1
Bryotropha terrella, 3
Clepsis consimilana, 5
Epiphyas postvittana, 2
Ditula angustiorana, 1
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, 6
Aleimma loeflingiana, 3
Tortrix viridana, 3
Celypha striana, 1
Piniphila bifasciana, 1, garden first


Hedya nubiferana, 1
Eucosma cana, year first


Spilonota ocellana,1, year first
Rhyacionia pinivorana, 1
Cydia pomonella, 2
Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3
Crambus pascuella, 4
Crambus perlella, 1
Scoparis ambigualis, 2
Dipleurina lacustrata, 1
Eudonia mercurella, 3
Eurrhypara hortulata, 1
Udea prunalis, 1
Hypsopygia costalis, year first, 1
Endotricha flammealis, 1
Aphomia sociella, 2
Euzophera pinguis, 2
Ephestia parasitella unicolorella, 8
Homoeosoma sinuella, 2
Phycitodes binaevella, 2, year first


Pterophorus pentadactyla, 1
Emmelina monodactyla, 1
PLUS
A couple of Cnephasia for our micro man to peer and poke at as well as this Coleophora ...


Burnished Brass f. juncta ...

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