This blog has been set up so local people can find out what is going on in the world of Moths, Butterflys and dragonflies in Calderdale.If you have any ID problems put up your photo's and someone will try and help you to id it.
Hi AndyI think its a nice fresh Parsnip Moth (Depressaria pastinacella).Its should be far better at CB next week if the warmer holds up. Lots more leaves have appeared on trees already this week.
Yes, look forward to that Paul.Although there weren't many moths about a couple were new to me including that vivid green V Pug. Also plenty of bats (Daubenton's?), Tawny Owls, toads, fox and a couple of pupa from the plantain mines. So an enjoyable evening was had.
For the micro, how about Agonopterix arenella?
Hi CharlieYou could well be correct as I have seen both arenella and pastinacella resembling the photo (and lots of shades inbetween). Both I have found in most areas of Calderdale I have netted or trapped. One sure fire way of seperating the two without the need for tackle sorting is the posture when captured. arenella always lays still and looks like some sort of seed, pastinacella always seems to try and escape by flying like other micros.
it must be arenella as it was just like a seed.
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