Monday, 20 April 2009

Withens Clough Car park

Not one moth for the first hour and just about to pack up and this lot dropped in a great night.(Water Carpet and Red Chestnut above pics by BrianL)
282 Caloptilia elongella 1
663 Diurnea fagella 1
697 Agonopterix arenella 2
1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 1
1750 Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet 2
1761 Chloroclysta miata Autumn Green Carpet 3
1881 Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 11
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2139 Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 7
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
and 1 Chestnut


Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Andy...I left a message on the Emperor post you made about the beetles you saw. Its rather important you pass on the details on of this sighting which is rarer than any moths so far in Calderdale in terms of national importance. Original message below.

Andy...the beetle you saw was most likely Carabus nitens. This is a notable species and should be reported with GR if possible to They are very keen on all records of this species for the Ground Beetle recording scheme.

AndyC said...

Hi Paul,It was Brian who saw the beetles and he is going to send me the grid ref today or tomorrow and I will pass it on,when it arrives.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Andy
I was not sure if you had seen the comment. I asked the Halifax Birder to look out for this species on the moors around Calderdale a couple of years back. its a very under recorded species due to its habitat and its apparant decline in the UK. its well worth the birders recording it as its easy to ID and it might gain added national protection for Calderdales uplands.

Winston said...

A great night indeed. Good to see everyone. The highlight for me was the Red chestnuts we saw, new to me.
Now as you know Iamno micro expert but looking at UK Moths C. elongella and betulicola seem indestinguishable without gen. det. and it would seem that which ever it was, itwas another early visitor (supposed to be June)


AndyC said...

I was lead to belive that Caloptilia elongella legs were the sma colour as its wing and on betulicola the legs colour was white.??

AndyC said...

Paul these are the grid ref from Bri,he has pics but his computer is down at th mo.
sd..966 218
sd ...983 217
sd...963 212