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)


  1. Wow Ian, Scallop Shell, very nice indeed.

    Hope you don't mind corrections/help

    White spot is a Clay
    ??? #1 is a Phlyctaenia perlucidalis (a rare moth which is turning up everywhere this year)
    ??? #2 looks like an unusual Calamotropha paludella
    Yes that is Large Twin-spot Carpet

    The last one is the ever variable Oak Nycteoline

  2. Thanks for all your help with these Ben, I actually thought the Wainscot was Striped but it looks good for Southern and 'White Spot' should have read 'White Point' but on reflection Clay is right.