Thursday, 29 September 2011

Northowram last night

998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2

1041 Acleris sparsana 4
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1761 Chloroclysta miata Autumn Green Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 6
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 5
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 3
2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni Svensson's Copper Underwing (agg) 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 2
2364 Gortyna flavago Frosted Orange 1

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Wenesday night at the Craggs,

I will be setting two lights at Hollins hall on Wenesday evening.from 7.30 onwards if anyone would like to join me...............Weather looks perfect...................It was hrad going sorting through all the common Marbled carpets and Nov aggs but not bad for a couple of hours..Gonna try Monday night about 7ish.at Cromwell bottom..............

1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 3
1762 Chloroclysta citrata Dark Marbled Carpet 3
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 35
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 18
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 6
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 12
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 38
2273 Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 1
2367 Celaena haworthii Haworth's Minor 1

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Hardcastle Craggs Sat24 09 11


17 species of macros last night,the pick being 2 Pine carpets,2 Merveille du jour 1 was nectaring on Buddliea,1 Black Rustic and 30 Yellow Line Quakers pic of mervielle du jour.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Lime-speck Pug


first pug for weeks and a new species for me, what's the status of this locally Andy

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Friends of Cromwell Bottom

This evenings meeting in Brighouse proved to be quite eventful with the formation of an interim committee of the Friends of Cromwell Bottom. It's early days but the next meeting in October will thrash out the details of the constitution.
I will post details later regarding proposed meetings, who to contact, how to get involved, etc, etc.
Many issues were raised at the meeting, and there is a central core of like-minded people who are prepared to have their say in the management of one of Calderdales most important wildlife habitats.
Anybody who has an interest in the flora and fauna of Cromwell Bottom, and its management, is encouraged to get involved.
More to follow.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Micro for id

Caught last night .??

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Devon Carpet Habitat Hardcastle Craggs




Some pics showing Devon Carpet habitat near Hollin Hall,foodplant Marsh Bedstraw which seems to like the wetter juncus flushes,also quite a lot down at Gibson Mill near the Dam, theres quite a lot of suitable areas around Calderdale,incidently Fen Bedstraw another possible foodplant grows in this area also.Devon Carpets must be out there in other places in Calderdale ! ps 84 Devons have been recorded so far ,and we have seen 2 generations,which is amazing ! regards Bri,Andy Martyn.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Autumn is with us...............





With 7 Pink barred sallow, 3 Black Rustic , 2 red Green carpet  and Canary shouldered Thorn at Elland last nightt  and Blair s Shoulder knot , Pink - Barred , Barred , Orange and Sallow ,Feathered Rannunculus ,turnip Moth ,Frosted Orange,dark Marbled Carpet,Silver Y ,Diamond Backed Moth,Lunar Underwing at  Northowram oveer the last few days its definatly autumn................

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Elland Gravel Pits (thursday night)

Gonna try at EGP thursday night meet 8ish at car park.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Saturday evening

Meet at craggs 8.00ish hopfully run a couple of traps if weather behaves................

1751 Lampropteryx otregiata Devon Carpet 2

1759 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1762 Chloroclysta citrata Dark Marbled Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 9
1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 10
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2265 Agrochola helvola Flounced Chestnut 1
2273 Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 2
2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Spot the Moth ?


This July Highflier looked nice and cryptic on the tree trunk !

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Hardcastle Craggs Fri 02 09 11






Cracking night at Craggs,top 2 Neglected Rustics,2, Oak Hook-tip,3,this superb Heath Rustic,and last, one of our target species a Pine Carpet a 1st for Calderdale,good numbers of Devons Carpets again.Bri /Andy.













1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 3

1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1646 Watsonalla binaria Oak Hook-tip 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 10
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 3
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 4
1751 Lampropteryx otregiata Devon Carpet 16
1759 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 7
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 5
2132 Xestia castanea Neglected Rustic 2
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 30
2135 Xestia agathina Heath Rustic 1
2176 Cerapteryx graminis Antler Moth 9
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 11
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 4
2297x Amphipyra pyramidea agg. Copper Underwings 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 5
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 9
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 4
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2484 Schrankia costaestrigalis Pinion-streaked Snout 1







Thursday, 1 September 2011

Friday evening

Craggs again should be good weather looks perfect  ..all welcome about 8.30..........