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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

VC 63 Garden Moths Mon 22nd July 2019

VC 63 Garden Moths   Mon 22nd July 2019

Breezy intermittent strong . Warm 18 -20 o

Method Actinic 20 W Robinson

Other Entomology

Escalating Temps conducive to all manner

Caddis
Carabid
Orange Spot Ladybird
Mirid
Diptera


ABH   49.294  1175  Bramble Shoot Moth
ABH   73.162  2321  Dark Arches Apamea monoglyph   >17
ABH   72.045  2050  Common Footman Eilema lurideola >5
ABH   73.317  2089  Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis >4
ABH    73.342  2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba. > 10
ABH    63.080  1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella
ABH    73.084  2293 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 3
ABH    73.096  2381 The Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria TBC
ABH    69.003  1981 Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi. x2
ABH    73.338  2118 True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea x1
ABH  73.267    2160  Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea x1


There are a couple of specimens I'd like a second opinion on . The first I take either to be a Heart and Clubs or just simply an oddly marked Heart and Dart ( collare not deeply marked implying the former ) but poss the H&D


The Second Looks like The Uncertain  or less likely Rustic the links below are useful but  there is a little wear on the transverse lines


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Turnip Moth
Heart & Dart
Heart & Club

Distinguishing

Rustic Versus Uncertain

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

VC 63 Garden Moths 16th July 2019

Tues 16th July 2019

Weather Warm 15-16 o , still ,preceding days warm humidity moderate

Method Actinic 20W Robinson

ABH  63.018  1378  Elder Pearl Anania coronata
ABH  72.045  2050  Common Footman Eilema lurideola
ABH  70.016  1713  Riband Wave Idaea aversata
ABH  73.084   2293  Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica
ABH  73.329   2102  Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta
ABH  73.002   2449 Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia
ABH  73.162   2321  Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha
ABH  16.001   0424  Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
ABH  73.254   2176  Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis
ABH  73.317   2089  Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis
ABH  73.342   2107   Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
ABH  49.156   1083  Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
ABH  49.039   0998  Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
ABH  63.080   1293  Grass Veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
ABH  73.368   2136  The Gothic Naenia typica
Images to Follow



ABH  73.002   2449 Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia

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ABH 73.084 2293 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica

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ABH  73.329   2102  Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta

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ABH  73.368   2136  The Gothic Naenia typica


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ABH  73.084   2293  Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica

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ABH  73.254   2176  Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Reserved Records

Cromwell Bottom LNR

FEET Freshwater Environment Ecology Trust Recording Session (C) 2019

Habitat Transistional Lagoon - Reedbed Wetland in proximity to Wet Woodland and Willow Carr surrounded by Mixed Deciduous Cover.  Monittorring

Weather : Warm , 14-15 o  over cast yielding occ drizzle circa 2.30am

Method    120 W Robinson

Aprox Species Count n = 50

ABH  49.155 BF 1086  Hedya  salicella (White-backed Marble)  X2
ABH  73.211 BF 2313  Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea X1
ABH  3.003   BF0018   Map-winged Swift Korscheltellus fusconebulosa +Note 1
ABH  70.226 BF1906   Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata X10
ABH  63.038 BF1405    Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis.  X9
ABH  73.342 BF2107    Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba X2
ABH  70.299 BF1666    Large Emerald Geometra papilionaria.
ABH  70.305 BF1669    Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria
ABH  70.283 BF1961    Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria
ABH  63.089 BF1305    Agriphila tristella
ABH 70.277  BF1955    Common White Wave Cabera pusaria
ABH  73.317 BF2089    Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis
ABH  73.328 BF2098    The Flame Axylia putris
ABH  73.175 BF2338     Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor agg Note 2
ABH  73.361 BF2128     Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum
ABH  70.142 BF1858     The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata
ABH  70.243 BF1922     Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria X4
ABH  72.045 BF2050     Common Footman Eilema lurideola
ABH  72.044 BF2044     Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
ABH  73.293 BF2198     Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura
ABH  70.013 BF1702     Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata
ABH  73.291 BF2199     Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens
ABH 70.074  BF1777      July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata
ABH  72.002 BF2474      Straw Dot Rivula sericealis
ABH  70.218 BF1894      Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata
ABH  49.109 BF937        Agapeta hamana
ABH  49.294 BF1175      Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana
ABH  73.168 BF2336      Double Lobed Lateroligia ophiogramma 
ABH 73.162 BF2321       Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha
ABH 70.207 BF1887       Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata
ABH 69.003 BF1981       Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi
ABH 70.016 BF1713       Riband Wave Idaea aversata Note 3
ABH 70.045 BF1732       Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata
ABH 49.013 BF 977        Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana
ABH 70.052 BF1725       Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata
ABH  73.343 BF2110      Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata
ABH  70.054 BF1727      Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata.

TBC

ABH 63.074 BF 1344 Eudonia mercurella

+1 Form gallica
+2 Gen Det Needed other similars can not be asserted at higher confidene without Gen Det
+3 Non Banded Form
+4 Likely but confusion species includes Red Twin Spot Carpet and also a Red form of the Dark Twin Spot ideally to be certain you should Adult, red form (gen. det. SMP) • ex. Larva,

ABH  73.211 BF 2313  Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleace

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ABH  73.168 BF2336    Double Lobed Lateroligia ophiogramma

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ABH 70.074  BF1777      July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata

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ABH  70.305 BF1669    Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria

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ABH 70.045 BF1732       Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata

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ABH 69.003 BF1981       Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi

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ABH  49.155 BF 1086  Hedya  salicella (White-backed Marble)

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ABH  70.054 BF1727  Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata.

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ABH  70.218 BF1894      Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata

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ABH 49.013 BF 977 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana



ABH 70.016 BF1713 Riband Wave Idaea aversata



1405 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038

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ABH 70.277  BF1955    Common White Wave Cabera pusaria

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ABH  3.003   BF0018   Map-winged Swift Korscheltellus fusconebulosa 

This is a form believed to be gallicus  Link 


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ABH  73.343 BF2110   Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata

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73.175 BF2338  Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor  - Tenuous Note 2

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ABH 70.052 BF1725  Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata

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ABH  63.074 BF 1344 Eudonia mercurella  

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Small Copper Butterfly Aberrations

This is a holding page for the Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Aberrant forms. typical form shown below is NOT complete and will be ammended and added to
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Anatomical Terms

The terms  Recta  and  Versa relate to the Back and Front of the Wings respecfully, with the versa view being typical when basking

Top = Forewing
Bottom = Hindwind
wing

Key Facts

  • Lycaena phlaeas ssp. eleus is that which is found typically in the British Isles


References

1. Small Copper Cockayne Collection

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria Aberrations

This is a holding page for the Speckled Wood Aberrant forms. typical form shown below

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Key Facts
  • Primarily a woodland Butterfly of dappled shade 
  • Adults feed on aphid honeydew. They are rarely seen on flowers except early and late in the year when there are few aphid
  • May overwinters as an
Anatomical Terms

The terms  Recta  and  Versa relate to the Back and Front of the Wings respecfully, with the versa view being typical when basking

Top = Forewing
Bottom = Hindwind
wing


Aberrants

Unclassified Aberrant ( two out of the four occeli spots on the hind wing a ringed black spot )

Reference

1. UK Butterflies Speckled Wood Aberrations
2. UK Butterflies Speckled Wood Account