Wednesday, 30 June 2010

A few more

Large Tabby

Phycitodes binaevella

Scalloped Oak

Small Blood-vein
Another busy night and a few more newbies....

1 Large Tabby(NFG)(ID thanks Ben)
1 Phycitodes binaevella(NFG)(ID thanks Ben)
2 Scalloped Oak(NFY)
2 Small Blood-vein(NFY)

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Rain rain....come again!!

Clouded Border

Varied Coronet

Bird Cherry Ermine

Orchard Ermine

??? Macro

Lesser Yellow Underwing
I discovered a few months back that when it rains if I place the MBT/funnel trap inside the kitchen door the moths fly in to escape the rain...tonight was forecast for showers at 1am but they started just before 10pm so out came the MBT and it didn't let me down with a haul of 85 moths including what looks to be a Varied Coronet which is a rarity in Derbyshire.
 The trap was on from 10:10pm till 3:30am

1 Clouded Border(NFG)
1 Varied Coronet(NFG)(very rare round here!!!)
1 Bird Cherry Ermine(NFG)
1 Orchard Ermine(NFY)
1 ??? macro(NFG)(Confused or maybe Lychnis?)
1 Lesser Yellow Underwing(NFY)
1 Sycamore
1 Miller
1 Small Angle Shades
2 Buff Arches
3 Dark Arches
4 Willow Beauty
3 Brimstone
3 Common Marbled Carpet
9 Riband Wave
2 Common Wave
17 Heart + Dart
11 Uncertain
5  Marbled Minor
1 Tawny Marbled Minor
3 Scoparia Ambigualis
6 Crambus lathoniellus
3 Light Brown Apple Moth
1 Common Wainscot
3 Bee Moth

Monday, 28 June 2010

Another 6 new ones

Dingy Shell

Brown China-mark

Small Yellow Wave

Single Dotted Wave

Orthopygia glaucinalis

??? micro
A clear sky, a fairly strong wind and a reasonably full moon but that didn't seem to bother the moths last night and I got 5 more NFG and 1 more NFY

1 Dingy Shell(?)(NFG)
1 Brown China-mark(NFG)
1 Small Yellow Wave(NFG)
1 Single Dotted Wave(NFG)
1 Orthopygia glaucinalis(NFY)
1 ??? micro(NFG)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

A few more newbies and a treat

Short-cloaked Moth

Dingy Footman

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
I got my first ever Short-cloaked Moth last night....well my first 4 of them in fact as well as the first Dingy Footman.
 I attended the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Amateur Entomologists Society summer show at Shipley country park today and on the way home we stopped at a site near West Hallam which had about 30 Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moths flying around, I managed to catch one and I saw quite a few other assorted moths flying around so I will have to go back there and do some 'serious' running around like an idiot waving a net!.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Green Oak Tortrix

Green Oak Tortrix

Light Grey Tortrix?
Fairly quiet here last night and not much new apart from a Green Oak Tortrix and what could possibly be a Light Grey Tortrix.....I got up today to find that the Lime Hawk eggs have started hatching and I now have 30 hungry babies to feed with more hatching as I write.....I'll get some photos if I can.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Pugs'n'micros, Bramble Shoot Moth & The Snout

The Snout

Currant Pug

??? Pug

??? micro #1

Bramble Shoot Moth

??? micro #3

??? micro #4
Plenty of micros around last night and my first Snout of the year, an assortment of Pugs too a few of which I'm not sure of.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Just the newbies

Buff Arches

Toadflax Pug?

Common Wave

Yellow Shell

The Clay
I'm getting so many different species that the list would take forever to type so for now I'll just post anything new.
 The trap was out from 10pm till 3:20am

1 Buff Arches(NFG)
1 Toadflax Pug(NFG)?
1 Common Wave(NFY)
1 Yellow Shell(NFY)
2 The Clay(NFY)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Not as good as I expected.....but not bad

Barred Straw

Common Emerald

Swallow Tail


Fan Foot

Cyclamen Tortrix

??? #2 micro

Chequered Fruit Tree Tortrix

Epitonia bilunana

Celypha striana

Dipleurina lacustrata
The temperature dropped quite quickly to 12c and stayed there all night with a clear sky so not as many moths around as I was hoping for but several NFG and several NFY made up for it.
 The trap was out from 10pm to 3am

8 Light Brown Apple Moth
6 Straw Dot
1 Bee Moth
2 Flame Shoulder
1 A acanthadactyla
4 Riband Wave
3 Common Emerald(NFY)
2 Scalloped Hazel
3 Brimstone
3 Marbled Minor
4 Small Magpie
1 Swallow Tail(NFY)
1 Gothic(NFY)
1 Setaceous Hebrew Character
5 Celypha lacunana
4 Chrysoteuchia culmella
8 Crambus lathoniellus
11 Heart + Dart
6 Willow Beauty
2 Dark Arches
1 Cabbage Moth
1 Figure of Eighty
1 P coronata
2 Barred Straw(NFG)
1 Flame
1 Cyclamen Tortrix(NFG)(ID thanks Ben)
1 ??? #2 micro(NFG)
2 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix(NFG)(ID thanks Ben)
3 Epinotia bilunana(NFG)
1 Celypha striana (NFG)(ID thanks Matt)
4 Scoparia Amigualis
2 Small Dusty Wave
3 Uncertain
3 Common Marbled Carpet
1 Plum Tortrix
2 Fan Foot(NFG)
1 Monopis obviella
1 Dusky Brocade
1 Dipleurina lacustrata(NFG)(ID thanks Matt)

Monday, 21 June 2010

At least 5 NFG

Barred Yellow

Light Emerald

Meal Moth

Red Barred Tortrix

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix

?? #1 micro

?? #2 macro

Pale Shouldered Brocade
It stayed at 12c, it got cloudy and the moon had gone by midnight so a busy nights trapping followed....shame it was the second shortest night of the year!. So many new species and I can't ID all of them yet so if anyone can give me some clues please do.
 The trap was out from 10:10pm till 3:20am

1 Barred Yellow(NFG)
1 Light Emerald(NFG)
1 Red Barred Tortrix(NFG)
1 Meal Moth(NFG)(ID thanks Matt)
1 Barred Fruit -Tree Tortrix(NFG)
1 ?? #1 micro(NFG)?
1 ?? #2 macro(NFG)?(could be Ingrailed Clay var or Brocade?)
1Pale Shouldered Brocade
3 Dark Arches
1 Elephant Hawk
21 Heart + Dart
4 Marbled Minor
9 Crambus lathoniellus
9 Light Brown Apple Moth
3 Plum Tortrix
2 Brimstone
6 Willow Beauty
1 Scorched Wing
1 Small Magpie
2 Straw Dot
2 Bee Moth
2 Small Dusty Wave
1 Silver-Y
1 Buff Ermine
1 Freyer's Pug
1 Foxglove Pug
6 Uncertain
2 Middle Barred Minor
3 A acanthadactyla
1 Udea Olivalis
2 Bright-line Brown-eye
1 Spectacle
1 Small Fan-foot
2 Common Marbled Carpet
1 Rustic Shoulder Knot
2 Scoparia ambigualis
5 Chrysoteuchia culmella

I also got several badly worn macros and half a dozen washed out Pugs!