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

Thursday, 9 July 2015

7th July '15 Just another mother

Mother of Pearl that is.
My attempt at 300 species before my holidays looked an easy target last week, but there has been a gradual slowing down with the cooler spell of weather.
I'm currently sitting on 296 species and tonight is the last trap night before jetting off to Grand Cayman for a week and then to the mountains in North Carolina.
It's alright for some.
There is a portable "Ratface Traveller" trap waiting for me in Cayman which will also pack away comfortably in a suitcase for the USA too, so hopefully I'll be able to post something a little more exotic, if it is still working.
Anyway, back to the Mother of Pearl.
This was the only new moth for the year leaving me 4 species to trap tonight for the 300, and it's a little cool out there at the mo.
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis, Mother of Pearl

7/7/15
Min temp 13.4 deg C.
SW breeze with rain showers after midnight.
Fewer micro moths about.
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella 1
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 2
0674 Depressaria badiella 1
870x Oegoconia sp. 1
0994 Clepsis consimilana 2
1020 Cnephasia stephensiana 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1115 Ancylis achatana 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 10+
1294 Crambus pascuella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2

1669 Common Emerald 1
1699 Least Carpet
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave 2
1708 Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave 3
1728 Garden Carpet 1
1813 Haworth's Pug 1
1834 Common Pug 3
1860 Green Pug 2
1862 Double-striped Pug 1
1937 Willow Beauty 3
1941 Mottled Beauty 1
1976 Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2047 Scarce Footman 1
2050 Common Footman 10+
2061 Buff Ermine 1
2077 Short-cloaked Moth 1
2087 Turnip Moth 1
2088 Heart and Club 5
2089 Heart and Dart 10+
2098 Flame 1
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Double Square-spot 1
2154 Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Clay 4
2198 Smoky Wainscot 1
2279 Sycamore 2
2321 Dark Arches 12
2341 Cloaked Minor 1
2381 X Uncertain/Rustic agg. 8
2387 Mottled Rustic 3
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Silver Y 5
2466 Blackneck 1

2469 Herald 1

2477 Snout 2

I will carry this post on in the morning after checking the traps ....
....
8th July
Quite a chilly night with temps dipping to 9.3 deg C.
Only two to add
0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella, 1,  Spindle Ermine

2349 Mere Wainscot. 1
But I may get a couple of hours trapping tonight before I grab some sleep for the early start to Heathrow in the morning.
The Mere Wainscot had escaped from the trap by this morning so no photo.
I don't have a problem ID'ing these however, and I got a good look at it last night..
This particular one was rufous-brown coloured with dark veins down the fore wing, some are much paler as the ground colour can vary quite a bit.
So, 298 with two to go and it's a bit warmer tonight.
I'll give it to 11.30 pm.





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