Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Heath Royd, Skircoat Green.




Blackneck ( Top picture ) was a new one for me last night and also pictured Spectacle from a few nights back, quite a comical looking thing really. Others from the past few nights. Burnished Brass, Riband Wave, Light Emerald, Beautiful Golden Y, Common Footman,V Pugs, Cabbage Moth, Bright-line Bright-eye, Clouded Border, Dark Arches, Lozataenia Foisterana, Swallow Tailed moth, Snout, Clay and 7 Poplar Hawkmoths.


Interestingly, I have just spoken with my Uncle in Wibsey, Bradford who reckons he had a Buttoned Snout in his house over the weekend but didn't think to take a digital image! I would imagine this is very scarce?


8 comments:

brian leecy said...

Buttoned Snout is a rare moth usually southern species think its been recorded in Yorks years ago,so you never know ! a lot of Bee Moths are mistaken for Snouts though,pity he didnt get a pic.

AndyC said...

The Blackneck is described as very local in Yorkshire and these are the only Calderdale records to date .-
1 adult to light at Hedge Top Lane Northowram on the 13th July 2007 was the first record for Calderdale (AC). 1 at actinic light Wyvern Terrace on 15th July 2008 (MH).
1 at light Brookfoot on 22nd July 2008 and 2 on the 7th July 2009 (MSh)
3 netted on the evening of the 30th June 2010 at Tag Meadow,Cromwell Bottom.(AC)
And the two this year..

Sean Johnston said...

The issue for me is that my Uncle was into mothing for over 20 years, very experienced and a big collector in his day so my ears tend to prick up when he informs me he's had something. Without a simple digital image it's so easy to dismiss. The power and simplicity of a digital record means so much in recording these days which is something I stressed to him earlier. If in doubt use a jam jar at the very least until somebody with a camera comes along!

Nick Carter said...

I assume this is your Uncle Brian Sean? Always seems a very careful and thorough observer to me, lots of experience there.

brian leecy said...

Sean,sounds like it was probably a Buttoned Snout,theres no way your Uncle would have misidentified it with his years of experience,dont suppose he made any notes etc ?

AndyC said...

I think there was one found in a spiders web at spurn by Barry Spence a few years ago...and this was the first yorkshire record..I may be wrong but I think this is the only record.??????

Sean Johnston said...

Having known Brian ( My Uncle )all my life, I can assure anyone that he is an excellent "Old School" naturalist, as Nick comments. I can't really see how you could mistake Butt.Snout so rather optimistic about his sighting but without that digital image.......... Let's hope for another, in Halifax! Being a close relative I did have the cheek to question his eyesight!

AndyC said...

there is an old record from sheffield in 1880 and 1 record from Spurn on 1.5.2007.(Barry spence)There may be others since this .?