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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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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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Friday, 26 July 2019

VC63 Garden Moths Hottest Night Thurs 25th July 2019

Thurs 25th July 2019

Weather . Hotter than a hot thing 25o   Still Balmy and Humid. Dry

Other entomology

Birch shield Bug Orange Ladybird Harlequinn Ladybird Green Lacesing Weevils various Carabids Harvestman, Various Caddis

Method Actinic 20 W

Images To Follow

ABH  73.107  2300  Old Lady Mormo maura x1
ABH  69.016 1991   Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor x1
ABH  62.048  1470  Ash Bark or Tabby Knot-horn  Euzophera pinguis TBC
ABH   3.001   0015  Orange Swift Triodia sylvina TBC
ABH  73.342  2107  Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba >18
ABH  72.045  2050  Common Footman Eilema lurideola 
ABH  73.162  2321  Dark Arches Apamea monoglyph 
ABH  63.074  1344  Eudonia mercurella   >30
ABH  63.067  1338  Eudonia lacustrata   > 30
ABH  73.084  2293  Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica x5
ABH  63.025  1376  Small Magpie Anania hortulata
ABH  73.317  2089  Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis
ABH  63.080  1293  Grass Veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
ABH  70.226 1906   Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
ABH  73.156  2326  Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata
ABH 41.002   0873  Blastobasis adustella

ABH  62.048  1470  Ash Bark or Tabby Knot-horn  Euzophera pinguis

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ABH   3.001   0015  Orange Swift Triodia sylvina ( Female ? )

Dimorphic Male Smaller anf brighter (orange)

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see link

ABH  73.107  2300 Old Lady Mormo maura


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ABH  69.016 1991  Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor


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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