Sunday, 31 October 2010

Last but 1 GMS

Moths are getting a bit thin on the ground up here but managed 1 Blairs Shoulder Knot and 1 Spruce Carpet on friday night...........

Friday, 29 October 2010

No Moth Night

National Moth Night – a statement from Atropos and Butterfly Conservation

National Moth Night has become a national institution since it started in 1999. It has proved

hugely successful with over 1000 sites returning records annually, hundreds of public events

introducing newcomers to the wonders of moth recording, and massive media coverage raising

awareness of the much-maligned moth. Many thanks to all those who have taken part and

helped achieve this success.

Now the event has reached a crossroads. The cycle of repeated NMN events in different months

of the year has been completed and, as the event has grown, so have the resources required to

manage NMN, to the point that it is not sustainable in its current format. Atropos and Butterfly

Conservation have agreed that there will be no National Moth Night in 2011. The time will be

used instead to regroup, reconfigure and reinvigorate NMN in preparation for the 2012 event.

If you have suggestions for the future of NMN, we would be very glad to receive them via Please be assured that your views will be considered, but we

regret that we will not be able to respond individually to such emails.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Scottish Cat..?

Found this on the beach sunning its self on a large rock in the south west of Scotland this week any ideas.??

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Knottwood 24 10 10

Saw a late male Vapourer Moth flying around Birch.also found Large White Caterpillars still feeding on Sprouts on 25 10 10.regards Bri

Friday, 22 October 2010

Can anyone help with id?

Monday, 18 October 2010

Leylandii does the trick

The leylandii did the trick eggs deposited over the weekend,also found a couple of brown House Moth in cop in the garage and my first Juniper carpet of the year

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Map Winged Swift larva 16 10 10

Found this restless Map Winged Swift larva on Whiteholme Drain yesterday,at 39mm must be looking for a spot for the winter,and hopefully emerge next spring,as theres no bracken in this area,must have fed on roots of other plants ! poss grasses,there are a few creeping thistles and heather in area where found,it could rapidly move backwards,which when you think about it could be usefull living in a tunnel below ground ! Bri.

Saturday, 16 October 2010


Did'nt see daylight yesterday due to heavy workload but these were from the day before...also 5 red Green,1 Grey pine, 3Spruce,1 Common Marbled  and 1 Autumn Green carpets ,3 silver Y,5 Blairs sh Knot,1 yellow Line Quaker and 2 LBAMoth

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Blair's shoulder Knot..

Found this in the Greenhouse today with eggs...................................

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Over the weekend

Speckled wood and small Tortoiseshell in the garden today  and on the trap over the last couple of nights Feathered ranunculus,Angle shades , Silver Y ,Blairs Shoulder Knot(15)Black Rustic,Light Brown Apple Moth Red Green and Common Marbled carpets.

Small/Autumnal Moth

Cat id

Nick D found this at pellon....Muslin Moth or Tiger sp..??

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Merville Du Jour,08 10 10

Great night at Broadhead Clough,with our target species dropping in at 2015,a good number of 12 Feathered Thorns were also recorded.regards Andy and Bri.
Previous records
1 old record from1922 (Collinson 1963)

1 at light Hedge Top Lane 4th October 2005(AC)

5 Larvae found at Hazel greave 2006 (BL)

1 adult at sugar 6th and 10th October 2006 (BL)

Broadhead clough friday Night


Chestnut     8
Common Marbled carpet   20+
November Moth agg          50+
Small Autmnal Moth             2
Autumnal Moth                    2
Red Green Carpet               2
Red Line Quaker                 2
Feathered Thorn                12
Merville du Jour                   1
Y.ustella                               8+
A cracking night .

Devon Carpet update...recorded on the 14th,15th ,21st  and 25th august Hardcastle Craggs...thanks Elena for the report some excellent moths recorded in the craggs this year.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Broadhead clough friday Night

Meeting with Brian at 7ish at the bottom of the hill at Broadhead Clough on Friday.All welcome looks like a good weekend to be out and about.Also if anybody has any records for 2010 could they please e-mail me them.thanks

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Last Nights Moths and a blast from the past.

This is my latest Burnished Brass by 10 days, it turned up last night with canary shouldered thorn,Black Rustic ,Yellow Lined quaker and the last of the large yellow underwings.
  On the same date in 2005 when I went to the trap in the morning there was the first Black Rustic for calderdale in there along with the first Merville du Jour for 85 years locally and my first ever red underwing.Thats the beauty of running a trap on a regular basis you just never know whats going to be in there. in the morning................!!!!
Re ..Black Rustic in 2005.... I recorded 3 in October so far this year there have been 56 now thtat progress

Monday, 4 October 2010

Last Blast of summer

 A few Speckled woods ,Red Admirals and this comma in and around the garden today.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Common/Dark marbled Carpets

Knottwood 02 10 10

Managed 4 hours running light, never went out once !! strange, this gennys behaviour is more complex than any moths !!1 worn copper underwing on palps,1 chestnut,8 red green carpet,6 common marbled carpet banded form and 1 dark form,1 snout the latest iv seen,8 november aggs,2 flounced chestnut,2 brick,1 light brown apple moth,1 red line quaker,1 yellow line quaker,and 1 feathered thorn.regards Bri.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

459 Ypsolopha sylvella

September was a good month for Ypsolopha species locally with Scabrella,,Sylvella,Parenthesella  and Ustella recorded .