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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

VC63 Garden Moths Sun 15th July 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018

Weather 18o Warm Still of recent Heat Wave Ground Conditions Dry little moisture Still.

Other Entomology Small Cantharids (Sodlier Beetles ) Leafhopper , Green Lacwing , Ladybird

A very wide selection of species some of which inevitably escape circa abot 25 - 40 species on the night

MV 125 Robinson

ABH 72.003  BF2477   The Snout Hypena proboscidalis x6
ABH 73.342  BF2107   Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba +10
ABH 16.001  BF424     Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta   + 50
ABH 72.045  BF2050   Common Footman Eilema lurideola
ABH 63.025  BF1376   Small Magpie Anania hortulata
ABH 70.226  BF1906   Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata x3+
ABH 63.038  BF1405   Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
ABH 63.018  BF1378   Elder Pearl Anania coronata X2
ABH 70.283  BF1961   Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria  x3
ABH 70.243  BF1922   Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria
ABH 73.254  BF2176   Antler Moth Cerapteryx gramini x3
ABH 73.084  BF2293   Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica
ABH  70.094 BF1759   Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata
ABH  73.015 BF2441   Silver Y Autographa gamma x7
ABH  73.162 BF2321   Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha x9
ABH  73.017 BF2443   Plain Golden Y Autographa jota  x1
ABH  49.004  BF1010  Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana
ABH  3.368   BF2136   The Gothic Naenia Typica x2
ABH  73.291 BF2199   Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens
ABH  72.002 BF2474    Straw Dot Rivula sericealis  x3
ABH  70.142 BF1858   The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata x1
ABH  70.037 BF1681   Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia
ABH  72.043 BF2049   Buff Footman Eilema depressa  TBC
ABH 49.062  BF1036   Maple Button  Acleris forsskaleana x3
ABH  63.089 BF1305   Common Grass Veneer Agriphila tristella TBC
ABH  70.277 BF1955   Common White Wave Cabera pusaria
ABH  73.156 BF2326   Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata
ABH  73.216 BF2318   The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina
ABH  63.067 BF1338    Little Gtey   Eudonia lacustrata
ABH  70.277 BF1955    Common White Wave Cabera pusaria
ABH  70.016 BF1713    Riband Wave Idaea aversata (Non Banded)
ABH  73.291 BF2199    Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens
                                       Common Rustic Agg
                                       Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg.

ABH 73.084  BF2293   Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica


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ABH  73.017 BF2443   Plain Golden Y Autographa jota


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ABH  73.015 BF2441   Silver Y Autographa gamma

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ABH 72.003  BF2477   The Snout Hypena proboscidalis

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ABH 70.243  BF1922   Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria

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ABH 70.283  BF1961   Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria


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ABH  3.368   BF2136   The Gothic Naenia Typica x2

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second specimen


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ABH 73.254  BF2176   Antler Moth Cerapteryx gramini

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ABH  73.156 BF2326   Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata

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ABH 70.277 BF1955  Common White Wave Cabera pusaria


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ABH 63.089 BF1305 Common Grass Veneer Agriphila tristella
The link here helps compare facial cone of the similar A.selasella

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Facial Cone
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ABH 49.004  BF1010   Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana


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2049 Buff Footman Eilema depressa ABH  72.043

Open To Correction looks like a BF to me see LINK

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Common Rustic Agg


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ABH  70.037 BF1681   Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia

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ABH 49.062 BF1036    Maple Button  Acleris forsskaleana

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ABH  63.067 BF1338    Little Grey   Eudonia lacustrata

well marked

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  Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg.

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ABH 73.291 BF2199 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens

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Friday, 29 June 2018

VC 63 Garden Moths 25h June 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

Weather : Still Warm Dry circa 18 -20 0

Other Entomology    Orange Ladybird, Hedgehog !! aside trap

Notes  Due to the large Volume of Recording Work . Images will be added later. and will be likely Micro Moths either TBC or for ID
Moth For ID means unknown for identification
Moth TBC means The embedded image contains a plausible ID TBC

MV125 W Robinson  Urban Garden

ABH  70.100  BF1776  Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria X1
ABH  73.342  BF2107  Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba   X3
ABH  70.226  BF1906  Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata  X15
ABH  70.252  BF1931  Peppered Moth Biston betularia  X3
ABH  72.003  BF2477  The Snout Hypena proboscidalis X4
ABH  63.025  BF1376  Small Magpie Anania hortulata  X4
ABH  73.113  BF2306  Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa  X1
ABH  70.054  BF1727  Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe X1
ABH 49.039   BF998    Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana X3
ABH 72.045   BF2050  Common Footman Eilema lurideola  X2
ABH 70.016   BF1713  Riband Wave Idaea aversata
ABH 73.317   BF2089  Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis
ABH 72.024   BF2064  Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa
ABH 63.067   BF1338  Eudonia lacustrata X1
ABH 70.258   BF1937  Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria x2
ABH 72.031   BF2069  The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae x1
ABH 69.016   BF1991  Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor x1 worn
ABH 73.162   BF2321  Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha
ABH 70.085   BF1765  Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata
ABH 63.080   BF1293  Chrysoteuchia culmella
ABH 25.001   BF450    Hawthorn Moth Scythropia crataegella
ABH 73.017   BF2443  Plain Golden Y Autographa jota
ABH 63.067   BF1338  Eudonia lacustrata                       
ABH 73.274   BF2154   Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae TBC
ABH 73.173   BF2337  Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis
ABH 72.031   BF2069  The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae x1
ABH  70.037  BF1681  Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia

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ABH 73.162   BF2321  Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha

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2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis.ABH 72.003

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ABH 73.017   BF2443  Plain Golden Y Autographa jota

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ABH 70.085 BF1765    Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata

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1376  Small Magpie Anania hortulata ABH  63.025


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ABH  63.067 BF1338   Eudonia lacustrata

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ABH 25.001   BF450    Hawthorn Moth Scythropia crataegella TBC


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ABH 73.274 BF2154    Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae TBC

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The Presence of the Curved Spur on the  front Tibia Confirms this


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see  LINK

ABH  70.037  BF1681  Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

VC63 Garden Moths 15 June 2018 Post Hectar

Weather: Rescinding breeze to Occ Light Breeze  / Still  Temp 17o aprox Air Warm Dry  Post Storm Hectar gale. Dawn.

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MV125 Robinson

Moth For ID means unknown for identification
Moth TBC  means The embedded image contains a plausible ID TBC

Despite radical contrast in the winds it is now still this pm and there appears to be  a lot on the move. Annoyingly a cat strike early in the pm part emptied the trap on its side . A list species of Tree that light was reaching from this trap

Birch, Apple , Cherry , Leylandi, Various garden Conifers , Elder , Beech
The location would also be in easy reach of  JW where there is predominant Oak and Beech

The predominant Moth was the Heart and Dart with upward of 12 released. Buff Ermine also had a good Innings

72.019 BF2061   Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea   x4
72.020 BF2060   White Ermine Spilosoma lubriciped  x1
63.018 BF1378   Elder Pearl   Anania coronata
63.025 BF1376   Small Magpie Anania hortulata  x4
73.333 BF2120   Ingrailed  Clay Diarsia mendica
73.264 BF2158   Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina
70.226 BF1906   Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
70.252 BF1931   Peppered Moth Biston betularia  x2
73.317 BF2089   Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis  x12
73.342 BF2107   Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
70.280 BF1958   Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata x1
73.267 BF2160   Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea
73.328 BF1209   The Flame Axylia putris x2
73.329 BF2102   Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta



73.264 BF2158   Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina

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72.019 BF2061   Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea


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73.328 BF1209   The Flame Axylia putris

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73.329 BF2102   Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta

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73.317 BF2089   Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis


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73.267 BF2160   Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

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Dark / Common arpet Dysstroma citrata / truncuata

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Difficult to separate but more angular post medium line would point to Dark markable Carpet