Tuesday, 22 June 2010

More Holywell Mothing

Last night Tom Tams and I went trapping close to Holywell Village in a small wild flower meadow over looked by mature trees. It looked like the perfect spot but in the end it produced a disappointing number of moths.

2305 Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)

Species list, courtesy of Tom.

Coleophora species (Coleophora sp.) 1
0017 Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus) 3
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 7
1201 Eucosma cana 5
1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella) 3
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1708 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata) 2
1727 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata) 30
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 7
1802 Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata) 1
1827 Freyer's Pug (Eupithecia intricata) 2
1834 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata) 4
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) 3
1931 Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) 1
2089 Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 4
2305 Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara) 1
2474 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) 6

Tom's garden, on the other hand, was a scene from 'Life on Earth' with traps full to the brim and walls festooned with all manner of moths.

My garden had a modest catch including;

1955 Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria)

1216 Cherry-bark Moth (Enarmonia formosana)

1293 Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella)

1338 Dipleurina lacustrata

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