Sunday, 25 July 2010

Beautiful Golden-Y, Rhyacionia pinicolana? & Copper Underwing +

Beautiful Golden-Y
Rhyacionia pinicolana?

Shaded Broad-bar

Copper Underwing
A reasonable night last night with the first ever Beautiful Golden-Y, I also got what could be Rhyacionia pinicolana and Shaded Broad-bar which are both NFG.

2 Beautiful Golden-Y(NFG)
1 Shaded Broad-bar(NFG)
1 Copper Underwing(NFY)
1 Rhyacionia pinicolana(NFG)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

10 more newbies inc Brown-line Bright-eye, Pale Mottled Willow and Pyrausta purpuralis?

Brown-line Bright-eye

Pale Mottled Willow

Pyrausta purpuralis

Acrobasis consociella

Honeysuckle Moth

Gold Triangle

Bordered Pug

Common Carpet

Yellow Shell
My trapping has been a bit sporadic recently due to the ever changing weather and time limitations but quite a few NFG and 1 NFY have turned up.

Brown-line Bright-eye(NFG)
Pale Mottled Willow(NFY)
Pyrausta purpuralis(NFG)?
Acrobasis consociella(NFG)(ID thanks Steve)
Honeysuckle Moth(NFG)
Mottled Rustic(NFG)?
Gold Triangle(NFG)(ID thanks Steve)
Bordered Pug(NFG)
Common Carpet(first one I've managed to get a decent photo of!)
Yellow Shell(not nfy or nfg but a beautiful specimen so I had to share it)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lilac Beauty, Broad-bordered Yellow-underwing & Ypsolopha scabrella

Lilac Beauty

Broad-bordered Yellow-underwing

Ypsolopha scabrella
When I first noticed the Lilac Beauty on the garage wall I thought it was a freshly emerged Early Thorn drying it's wings but luckily I took a couple of photos and when I was going through the photos I realised what it was.

Lilac Beauty(NFG)
Broad-bordered Yellow-underwing(NFY)
Ypsolopha scabrella (NFG)(ID thanks Ben)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Some more NFY and 1 NFG

Burnished Brass


Juniper Webber
I've had a madly busy week so the blog has been neglected but hopefully things will calm down a bit now so I can attempt to keep up to date with any new findings. I've only had chance to trap on a couple of nights but I did get a few NFY species and one micro which is NFG but I'm yet to ID it. These few take me to over 200 species for my garden so far this year so hopefully I could get to 250+ before the year is out.

1 Burnished Brass(NFY)
2 Magpie(NFY)
1 Juniper Webber (NFG)(ID thanks Ben)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

An assortment of newbies

Buff Footman


Smoky Wainscot

Silky Wainscot or Small Rufous? or ?

Light Arches or ?

??? #1

Oegoconia quadripuncta

Argyrthesia brockeella
Quite a few moths over the last few nights and quite a few new species for the garden, here are a few of them including a few I can't ID.

Friday, 9 July 2010

West End Farm Part 3 - 7/7/2010

Privet Hawk

Scallop Shell

Ghost(with eggs)

Brown Rustic

Aleimma loeflingiana

Phlyctaenia perlucidalis

Sandy Carpet

Calamotropha paludella

Large Twin-spot Carpet?

Oak Nycteoline

My last night in Lincolnshire and it was another warm one, numbers wise it was the best night of the 3 with more species turning up as well as another Privet Hawk which was much bigger than the one I got on the first night.  Other notable arrivals were Figure Of Eighty, White Spot, Sandy Carpet, Brown Rustic, Scallop Shell and a beautiful female Ghost which was kind enough to lay some eggs in her pot.
 The trap was out from 10pm till 3am, 17c all night

1 Udea lutealis
2 Udea prunalis
3 Yellow Shell
2 Silver Ground Carpet
6 Light Emerald
4 Light Arches
7 Brimstone
5 Swallowtail
7 Small Fan-footed Wave
11 Snout
1 Elephant Hawk
2 Poplar Hawk
1 Privet Hawk
3 Poplar Grey
2 Barred Yellow
4 Common Emerald
6 Riband Wave
3 Flame
5 Flame Shoulder
2 Bee Moth
12 Clouded Border
17 Uncertain
2 Small Magpie
8 Double Square-spot
3 Light Grey Tortrix
2 Celypha Striana
7 Celypha Lacunana
4 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
2 Common Wave
1 Common White Wave
6 Clouded Silver
4 Scoparia ambigualis
3 Burnished Brass
2 Plain Golden-Y
3 Figure Of Eighty
3 Buff Arches
5 Dark Arches
2 Grey/Dark Dagger
7 Mottled Beauty
4 Marbled Minor
2 Large Yellow Underwing
7 Clay
3 White Satin Moth
3 Yellow Tail
3 Green Pug
2 Pale Prominent
5 Coxcomb Prominent
9 Shoulder Striped Wainscot
4 Common Wainscot
2 Drinker
4 Common Footman
2 Scarce Footman
1 Small Fan-foot
1 Blood Vein
3 Beautiful Hook-tip
1 Scallop Shell
6 Barred Straw
4 Heart & Dart
3 Coronet
4 Marbled Coronet
1 Cyclamen Tortrix
2 Mother Of Pearl
1 Chinese Character
1 Sandy Carpet
1 Brown Rustic
1 Ghost
1 Spectacle
1 Small Rivulet
2 Large Twin-spot Carpet?
1 Early Thorn
3 Aleimma loeflingiana
2 Phlyctaenia perlucidalis(ID thanks Ben)
3 Calamotropha paludella(ID thanks Ben)
1 Oak Nycteoline(ID thanks Ben)

West End Farm Part 2 - 6/7/2010

Large Fruit-tree Tortrix

Twin-spot Carpet

Agapeta hamana

Yellow Tail

Cream-bordered Green-pea

V Pug

Crambus perlella

Chilo phragmitella

A much warmer night tonight which meant a lot of Crane flies and I mean a lot...hundreds of the little buggers but they didn't seem to deter the moths so there were hundreds of them again too, a lot of Carpet moths showed up tonight and more micros even though it was fairly windy.
 The trap was out from 10:15pm till 3am and the temperature stayed at around 16c

4 Swallowtail
9 Fan-footed Wave
13 Brimstone
2 Small Magpie
11 Mottled Beauty
2 Catoptria pinella
21 Uncertain
4 Plain Golden-Y
7 Common Emerald
9 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
1 Drinker
8 Snout
8 Clouded Border
1 Silver Ground Carpet
2 Pale Prominent
4 Marbled Minor
3 Celypha Lacunana
2 Celypha Striana
8 Scoparia Ambigualis
6 Dark Arches
7 Double Square-spot
8 The Flame
3 Heart & Dart
2 Buff Arches
7 Light Emerald
3 Riband Wave
7 Light-grey Tortrix
2 Common Footman
2 Yellow Shell
3 Light Arches
2 Clay
1 Ingrailed Clay
2 Coxcomb Prominent
4 Clouded Silver
2 White Plume
3 Green Pug
1 V Pug
12 Shoulder Striped Wainsct
2 Yellow Barred
1 Poplar Hawk
3 Poplar Grey
1 Burnished Brass
3 Flame Shoulder
4 Marbled Orchard Tortrix
2 Cyclamen Tortrix
4 Barred Straw
1 Elephant Hawk
2 Straw Dot
3 Beautiful Hook-tip
3 Fan Foot
1 Cream Bordered Green Pea
2 Chilo phragmitella(ID thanks Ben)
4 Marbled Coronet
7 Coronet
2 Small Fan-foot
1 Yellow Tail
2 White Satin Moth
3 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
1 Agapeta hamana
3 Twin-spot Carpet(ID thanks Ben)
2 Large Twin-spot Carpet
5 Common Carpet
3 Crambus perlella(ID thanks Ben)

West End Farm Part 1 - Monday 5/7/2010

Privet Hawk

The Coronet

The Coronet

Beautiful Hook-tip

Small Fan-footed Wave

Catoptria pinella

Coxcomb Prominent

Burnished Brass(both types!)

Coxcomb  Prominent

Double Square-spot

Plain Golden-Y

White Plume

Mottled Beauty

Southern Wainscot


Green Arches
I've just got back from a 3 day camping trip to a site in Lincolnshire which turned out to be a moth trapping paradise!, we stayed at West End Farm( which is half way between Louth and Mablethorpe. Chris, the site owner has tried to retain as many wildlife habitat areas within the site as possible by fencing off sections of woodland and placing the camping pitches between them to avoid any encroachement. This has worked wonderfully and helps to make the site feel like you're camping in the woods but with the added bonus of a toilet/shower block and electric hook up. My wife(Jane) found the site on the net and rang Chris to book us in, during the conversation Jane explained about my interest in moth trapping and Chris was as curious as me to find out which moths inhabit the area. I must admit I wasn't expecting to get a lot of moths and on the first night the trap had been on for 40 minutes with only a few Small Fan Footed Wave and half a dozen Snout showing up but as the night went on more and more moths started to arrive and by 3am I had over 300 moths in and around the trap with everything from Light Grey Tortrix to Privet Hawk!.
 The trap was on from 10pm till 3am, temperature went from 14c down to 12c.

43 Clouded Border
2 Yellow Shell
17 Scoparia Ambigualis
1 White Plume
17 Celypha Lacunana
16 Snout
8 Small Fan Footed Wave
9 Double Square-spot
11 Brimstone
3 Common Emerald
1 Red Underwing
1 Small Fan Foot
3 Barred Yellow
2 P. Coronata
7 Swallowtail
2 Small Blood-vein
8 Pale Emerald
22 Uncertian
3 Beautiful Hook-tip
7 Barred Straw
2 Silver Ground Carpet
2 Large Yellow Underwing
11 Marbled Minor
2 Tawny Marbled Minor
17 Riband Wave
3 Buff Arches
2 Plain Golden-Y
3 The Drinker
3 Coxcomb Prominent
1 White Satin Moth
12 Southern Wainscot(ID thanks Ben)
3 Swallow Prominent
1 Elephant Hawk
4 Common Footman
3 Common Wainscot
3 Heart & Dart
2 The Clay
3 Bright-line Brown-eye
3 Peppered Moth
1 Short Cloaked Moth
2 Fan Foot
4 Small Magpie
2 Dark Arches
2 Vine's Rustic
1 Common Pug
1 Pale Prominent
3 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
1 Lesser Swallow Prominent
3 Poplar Hawk
2 Poplar Grey
1 Privet Hawk
1 Light Arches
2 Burnished Brass
7 Engrailed
4 Marbled Coronet
9 The Coronet
2 Green Arches(ID thanks Ben)
6 Catoptria pinella(ID thanks Matt)
8 Mottled Beauty(ID thanks Matt)