Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Stainland, ID needed.

Hello

I had a nice surprise this morning. There is a nicely shaped moth on a picture frame, inside our hall. I've not seen this one before, so I was very pleased. WS: 1.6 - 1.7cm.

My stamina and concentration have not fully returned. By the time I'd photographed it and spent a little time in the moth books, I was shaking and muddled. Could someone ID it please? I thought it may be a small Wave but...

ID Needed

For good measure, Anne found a Buff Ermine on the path yesterday.  She bravely brought it to me. It was deceased, I think, a victim of our cat. I took some photos anyway. I love the colour of the Buffs.

Buff Ermine

Buff Ermine

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Lee mount - 19th June

A nice moth in the trap this morning which puzzled me for a while as haven't had hardly any of these before, well maybe just one.
 Coxcomb Prominent along with 2 Greenfly hosts on the top shot -  
very obliging of it to display the underwing
 
I'm not getting  a lot of moths at the moment but there seems to be something new every morning.
This morning.
Peppered Moth x 1
Small Magpie x 1
Garden Carpet x 1
Silver-ground Carpet x 1
Ingrailed Clay x 1
Tachystola acroxantha x 1
Middle-barred Minor x 1
unidentified very worn Pug x 1

Also just to check I have these correct below
 Beautiful Golden Y - 18th June
 
Gothic - 15th June

Noctuid for ID

Annie Honjo sent me this for ID - no size given, thanks.



Monday, 18 June 2018

Friday Widdop

I am going to run the trap at Widdop for a few hours on Friday night. Meeting Bri at 10.00 ish...........Colin hows the genny going...or have i GOT IT

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

Saturday, 16 June 2018

One to Look out for this month................

This is a Smoky Wave  I found on Marsden Moor yesterday there were about 30 + . Its rare in Calderdale with very few recent records. Its seen around heather and bilberry ,and looks white when its flushed , most other day flyers at the moment look brown.. It has been recorded all over Yorkshire in large numbers at the moment.............

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ogden Water

Quite a number of male nemophora deerella around the edge of the reservoir today. Also 2 large yellow underwing in the grass (they survived the cutting).

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Speckled Wood

Some really smart looking Speckled Woods the last few days. We found 5 on Pepper Hill above Boothtown/Claremount yesterday but only managed to get a decent photo of one this morning at Mixenden plantation.

Lee Mount - 13th June

I turned the trap off at 11:30 pm as the forecast was not good with strong winds. I did manage one or two nice moths as I closed it down.
 Not too sure about this one - maybe Blastobasis
lacticolella ?
 
 Map-winged Swift
 
 Middle-barred Minor
 
 Pale-shouldered Brocade
 
Riband Wave

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Mixenden Surprise

I checked the reservoir area this morning and the lower end of Ogden golf course. No a lot in the way of butterflies or day flying moths though it was quite overcast and breezy.
Golf Course
 1 Small Heath
 1 Large Skipper

On the way back, past the reservoir I came across this surprise which conveniently posed nicely, though I did have the wrong lens on !
 Wall Butterfly
 
No good on wild flowers but these were the ones it was nectering on. Just a small clump though the reservoir bankings are full of wild flowers which I guess will get mown down before too long. Also there, just one Small White.

Lee Mount

One from last night on the door frame. Baffled me for a while (doesn't take much !) - where would we be without the reference books especially with species that we don't get very often. Think I've got it right.
 Rustic Shoulder-knot
 
And one from this morning in the trap - which is not giving much away but think I have the right identification
Common Swift

Monday, 11 June 2018

Ogden Water

One of the bird cherry around the edge of the reservoir is getting covered in caterpillars and silk - suspect it will be the bird cherry ermine. Normally get them at Cunnery Wood too - will try to check that site this week.

Blood-vein

A nice, pristine one at Cromwell Bottom yesterday morning - they seem to be on the increase in Calderdale?


Sunday, 10 June 2018

Lee Mount

Recent ones not sure about ?
 This one looks like Eudonia/Scoparia though a bit baffled why it should look so faded at this time of year - or is it something else ?

 Pug ?

Swales Moor

Along Ringby Lane in the hot sunshine this afternoon for an hour.
No sign of any Wall butterflies today unfortunately.
1 Meadow Brown
1 Small Tortoiseshell
10+ Small Heaths in the top field
14 + Large Skippers mostly on clover flowers
2 Timothy Tortrix
1 Silver- ground Carpet
1 Cinnabar

Fri 8th - Copley garden

A nice trapping session that, in the morning, culminated in two little boys running around in their PJs happy release the moths (if a bit rought with one or two of them).

656 Tachystola acroxantha
998 Light Brown apple moth
1728 Garden carpet
1764 Common marble carpet
1906 Brimstone moth (why dso they never stay in the trap until morning?)
1931 Peppered moth x4
1961 Light emerald
1991 Elephant hawkmoth
2089 Heart & dart x 4
2098 Flame
2102 Flame shoulder
2120 Ingrailed clay
2122 Purple clay
2160 Bright-line brown-eye
2450 Spectacle
2492 Small Fan-foot



VC 63 Garden Moths 08th June 2018

Weather Warm preceding days sunny . Still . No Breeze. Dry

MV125 W Robinson

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

Last nights incoming

69.001 BF1979  Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae  x1
69.017 BF1992  Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus
70.226 BF1906  Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata. x5+ 
63.018  BF1378 Elder Pearl Anania coronata
63.025 BF1376  Small Magpie Anania hortulata
73.317 BF2089  Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis x4
73.333 BF2120  Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica
71.012 BF2000  Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius
73.113 BF2306  Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
73.015 BF2441  Silver Y Autographa gamma
73.156 BF2326  Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata
62.001 BF1428  Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
73.329 BF2102  Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta
70.054 BF1727  Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montana
TBC  Query (end)

Images To Follow

69.001 BF1979  Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae

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73.113 BF2306  Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

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63.018  BF1378 Elder Pearl Anania coronata


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71.012 BF2000  Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius

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73.333 BF2120 Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica.

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62.001 BF1428  Bee Moth Aphomia sociella

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73.329 BF2102  Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta

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73.015 BF2441  Silver Y Autographa gamma



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TBC Confirmation on This One


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