Thursday, 30 April 2009

April 2001 in Elland

Hi Guys
I picked a year at random from my Park Road back garden records for April 2001. This shows whats likely to be around in woodland in Calderdale in April most years. My back garden backed onto Park Wood and thus was exceptionally rich in woodland species. If you find this list useful I can extract each month as it starts and put up a list of what I recorded for that month. The list below is from the garden Robinson trap but I can widen this to all species recorded in the month if this would be of use.

Notice the high numbers of "Orthosia" spp. This is typical of my garden records in early spring where Orthosia are around in huge numbers in or near woodland.

0006 Eriocrania subpurpurella 8

0283 Caloptilia betulicola 1

0461 Ypsolopha ustella 3

0464 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella) 1

0663 Diurnea fagella 3

0688 Agonopterix heracliana 12

0697 Agonopterix arenella 2

1044 Acleris ferrugana 1

1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3

1722 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) 1

1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 2

1775 Mottled Grey (Colostygia multistrigaria) 2

1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 135

1858 V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata) 1

1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 2

1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 2

1919 Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria) 2

1927 Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) 1

1947 Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) 7

2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 144

2186 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) 2

2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 2279

2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 118

2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 182

2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 129

2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 15

2256 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 35

2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 70


AndyC said...

The best night this April was the night in Broadhead clough which shows Just how exceptionally rich woodland species are in Calderdale in the early part of the year.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Andy...Martin Tordoff, Ian Kimber and I ran a 400 watt MV in Park wood in late March/early April and had literally hundreds and hundreds of Orthosia spp in around 3 hours of trapping