Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Moth Night - Aug. 24th (UPDATED)

It was a mild, calm night turning quite chilly for the last couple of hours. There were eight attending including a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable young chap called Edward accompanied by his dad.
I counted 51 species on the night but Barry may have others.

UPDATE: Highlight for myself was the Gelechiid - Elm Groundling (Carpatolechia fugitivella). A typically plain species which needed it's bits dissecting.

This smart looking Grey Poplar Bell (Epinotia nisella) is of the form decorana which is new to all of us I suspect.

This Marbled Piercer (Cydia splendana) had me going for a while before it took  up a more relaxed posture a revealed it's true identity.

A female Dusky Thorn which was a photo lifer for me and looks laden with eggs in that plump abdomen.

One of a few Rosy Rustics that turned up late in to the night (morning).

A rather tatty Mouse Moth which is stated to be common but it's the first one I've ever seen so maybe not so common in our neck of the woods.

Ypsolopha parenthesella
Argyresthia goedartella
White-shouldered House Moth
Brown House Moth
Carpatolechia fugivitella
Mompha raschkiella x 2
Blastobasis adustella
Light Brown Apple Moth
Apotomis betuletana
Celypha lacunana
Ancylis badiana
Epinotia nisella x 1
Cydia splendana x 1
Mother of Pearl
Agriphila tristella
Crambus pascuella x 1
Water Veneer x c10
Small China Mark
Pebble Hook-tip x 1
Riband Wave
Blood-vein x 3
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet x 1
Yellow Shell
July Highflier x 1
Chevron x 1
Small Phoenix
Clouded Border
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Dusky Thorn x 1
Mottled Beauty
Iron Prominent x 2
Lesser Swallow Prominent x 1
Pale Prominent x 1
Straw Dot
Buff Footman
Copper Underwing agg. x 3
Rosy Rustic x 4
Flounced Rusic x 4 (Not Confused as thought)
Angle-striped Sallow x 2
Smoky Wainscot
Flame Shoulder x 1
Large Yellow Underwing  one or two :-)
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Square Spot Rustic
Setaceous Hebrew Character.

There maybe omissions (or spelling mistakes :-)

1 comment:

Bruce said...

A good list there Charlie.