Sunday, 5 September 2010

Moth trapping success at Stocksfield

Harry checks his wallet for moths

Last night Tom, Keith, Harry and my good self headed for Stocksfield to do some trapping. Despite mild temperatures the night was mothless for long periods with Harry resorting to checking his wallet for some moth action.

While quantity was lacking the quality was excellent with some new moths for me and a new moth for all of us.

Red-green Carpet

Frosted Orange

Epinotia trigonella - first for all of us. Only 13 previous records (some dubious).

Making the most of the mothless moments I looked for a few things of interest and found these:


Shaggy Ink Cap

A fascinating mini beast - a lacewing larvae with
leaf litter glued to it as camouflage I think. Anyone know for sure?

Sumary of Moths Caught:

0424 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) 2
0697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 1
1093 Apotomis betuletana 2
1138 Epinotia nisella 3
1151 Epinotia trigonella 1
1260 Cydia splendana 1
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) 9
1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) 2
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 1
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) 2
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) 2
2123 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi) 3
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 1
2266 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura) 2
2273 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata) 1
2274 Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) 1
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera) 3
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 1
2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea) 1
2364 Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago) 1

1 comment:

  1. Pic makes me wonder whether Caravaggio was bent on moths!!