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Friday, 10 April 2020

Friday, 13 March 2020

Hardcastle Craggs 13th March 2020

Weather

Cool , Light Breezey V Occ. drizzle

Method

MV 120

Other Entomology

Birch SB
Cream Spotted Ladybird
White Legged Millipede

Present

AC BL CD  EE

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Two Spring favorites

 1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria ABH 70.251 

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1659 Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis ABH 65.016 

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2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi  ABH 73.244 


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Sunday, 3 November 2019

The Great Yorkshire Dales Autumn 2019

Chalk in the dales the source of  Freshwater 

Gordale Scar

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Scalebar Force

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Aysgarth Falls Middle Falls

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Janets Foss


Janets Foss 2053


Yew Cogger Scar with Cowside Beck leading onward to Arncliffe and into Littondale

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Malham  Cove

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Life On The Edge !!


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Saturday, 21 September 2019

VC63 Garden Moths Sun 22nd September 2019

Date       Sun 22 September 2019

Method 20 W Actinic Robinson

Weather Warm , Dry Moon Phase Third Quarter  : 49.7%


It takes around 29.5 days to move through the eight Moon phases.


ABH   73.180 BF2272    Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago
ABH   73.190 BF2264    Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta
ABH   70.049 BF1728    Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
ABH   73.345 BF2109    Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes
ABH   73.342 BF2107    Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
ABH   73.113 BF2306    Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
ABH   73.015 BF2441    Silver Y Autographa gamma
ABH   73.064 BF2299    Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis

ABH   73.190 BF2264    Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta

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ABH   73.180 BF2272    Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago

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ABH   73.015 BF2441    Silver Y Autographa gamma


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ABH   73.113 BF2306    Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

To follow

Sunday, 25 August 2019

VC63 Garden Moths 25th August 2019

VC63 Garden Moths 25th August 2019

Method 

20 W Actinic Robinson

2269 Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago ABH 73.219
0647 Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella ABH 28.010
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta ABH 73.325
1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata ABH 70.061
1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata. ABH 70.049

0647 Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella ABH 28.010

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2269 Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago ABH 73.219

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2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta ABH 73.325

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Image Eakring Birds




1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata. ABH 70.049

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1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata ABH 70.061


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VC63 - Garden Moths - Underwings 23rd August 2019

Weather Warm circa 12-15 o

Method Actinic 20 W Robinson

Friday 23rd August 2019

Other Entomology   Tipula maxima ( Cranefly )

The Predominant Moth was the LY  Under Wing Totalling about 40 or more ,. these really meritted closer inspection as there were likely other Underwing Species amongst them. I am pretty certain there was a Least Yellow with the forewings being a bright fulvous-brown colour and yellow flash on release but in haste was released without imaging

Check this LINK for a quick Pictorial overview and Guide to Identification of Underwings

ABH 73.357  2134   Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa
ABH 73.107  2300   Old Lady Mormo maura   x2
ABH 49.039  0998   Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
ABH 16.001  0424   Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
ABH 73.169  2343   Common / Lesser Rustic Mesapamea secalis agg +
ABH 73.062  2297 Copper/Svennson  Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea
ABH 73.342  2107   Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
ABH 73.345  2109   Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes
ABH 73.348  2111   Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe
ABH 73.346  2112   Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta
ABH 49.091 1011  Pseudargyrotoza conwagana TBC +++

ABH   73.343  2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata ++

  + dark form  with almost white stigmata tend to be likely M didyma.
  ++ I 've included below for completion taken at CB LNR a few weeks ago
+++ One Query For Comment last below


ABH 73.345  2109    Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes TBC

  • smaller than both Large and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings.
  • Forewing colouration   consistant,    light sandy brown and both oval and kidney-marks are usually quite conspicuous.
  • When resting often a horizontal, well-spaced row of black dots near the base of the forewings and the edge of the forewing is characterised by a row of black marks, found on none of the other Underwings.
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ABH 73.348  2111   Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe


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ABH 73.342  2107   Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba

Variable in its form

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ABH  73.343  2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata


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ABH 73.357  2134   Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa


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ABH 73.169  2343   Common / Lesser Rustic Mesapamea secalis agg +


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ABH 73.062  2297 Copper/Svennson  Copper Underwing agg Amphipyra pyramidea


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ABH 73.107  2300   Old Lady Mormo maura

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Query  7-9 mm

ABH 49.091 1011  Pseudargyrotoza conwagana TBC


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