Sunday, 7 August 2011

Catch up - Monday and Friday nights

After a bonanza on Monday night I was left spending all my spare time on Tuesday photographing and listing. I was then away on the Isle of Wight for a disastrous trip which involved my truck breaking down and having to spend all day waiting for the (very knowledgable and friendly) guys from Stag Lane Motors to tow me back to their garage and hopefully get it fixed.

So, finally I have managed to id all my micros from Monday, 7 new ones for me, a new for Garden record (Bird-cherry Ermine) and a further 6 new species for the year.

Here are the new visitors:

Bucculatrix thoracellaBatia unitellaApodia bifractella

Horse Chestnut Leaf-MinerScoparia subfuscaHelcystogramma rufescens

Pine Leaf-mining Moth

This Bird-cherry Ermine (left) was the first for my garden following a record from elsewhere last year. This Rosy Rustic (right) was my second garden record and the first for this year. This moth is a real cracker, but the photo doesn't do it justice (don't I say that about most of my photos?)

Catch report for Monday 1st August 2011 - 236 moths of 62 species (36 micros; 26 macros)
Acleris forsskaleana x 2
Acrobasis consociella (New for Year)
Agapeta hamana
Agriphila straminella x 47
Agriphila tristella x 4
Apodia bifractella (New for Me)
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
Batia unitella (New for Me)
Bird-cherry Ermine x 2 (New for Garden)
Blastobasis adustella x 2 (New for Year)
Bright-line Brown-eye
Brimstone x 2
Brown House-Moth x 7
Bryotropha affinis x 3
Bryotropha domestica x 3
Bryotropha senectella
Bryotropha terrella x 2
Bucculatrix nigricomella
Bucculatrix thoracella (New for Me)
Bud Moth x 3
Carcina quercana
Catoptria pinella
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Clepsis consimiliana x 3
Codling Moth
Common Carpet x 3
Common Footman
Common Rustic agg x 7
Copper Underwing
Dark Arches x 8
Diamondback Moth
Dipleurina lacustrata x 31
Eudonia mercurella x 7
Flame Shoulder
Heart and Dart
Helcystogramma rufescens (New for Me)
Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner (New for Me)
Large Yellow Underwing x 9
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 3 (New for Year)
Marbled Beauty x 24
Marbled Minor agg.
Mottled Rustic
Orchard Ermine (New for Year)
Pine Leaf-mining Moth (New for Me)
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Riband Wave x 10
Rosy Minor
Rosy Rustic (New for Year)
Ruby Tiger x 4
Scoparia ambigualis x 6
Scoparia subfusca (New for Me)
Shuttle-shaped Dart
Single-dotted Wave
Small Phoenix
Trachycera advenella x 2 (New for Year)
Udea lutealis x 2
Water Veneer x 3
Willow Beauty x 4
Yellow Shell

Friday night wasn't quite such a roaring success as Monday, with temperatures down, and clearer skies. I was also out on the town for the night which meant that I wasn't patrolling the sheds and sheets so only a few were potted when i came home a little intoxicated!

87 moths of 20 species (6 micros; 14 macros) was a poor showing, but highlights included my second record this year of Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, this very well marked Pale Mottled Willow, and a not so well marked Shaded Broadbar. Micros included two more Agriphila tristella.

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