Monday, 29 July 2013

Round the house................



Scarce silver lines top found resting ,a selection of Burnished Brass and a Pinion Streaked snout found in spiders web ,just in time,,, managed to let it go before the spider got it..The list below shows the species I have caught with a torch and net recently within a 5 minute walk from the house..


424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
937 Agapeta hamana 2
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1390 Udea prunalis 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 18
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2133 Xestia sexstrigata Six-striped Rustic 1
2443 Autographa jota Plain Golden Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 17
2484 Schrankia costaestrigalis Pinion-streaked Snout 1

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Latest from the Garden



Antler Moth

                                             Burnished Brass
                                             Fanfoot

                                             Scalloped oak

                                            Light Emerald

                                              Marbled Beauty


                                          Phoenix

                                             Spruce Carpet

                                           Plain Golden Y

                                          Riband Wave                                                                       
                                          Buff Arches

                                           ?

                                          Garden Pebble

                                           Dark Arches

                                           Dark Arches

                                          ?

                                          Dark Arches

                                          Straw Dot

                                          Purple Clay

                                          Foxglove Pug

                    Ypsolopha dentalla Honeysuckle Moth

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Big Butterfly count.............

Did my Big butterfly count today  around the field in front of my house.....
Small Tortoiseshell..............................114 (biggest count ever at this location)
Ringlet......................................................2
Gatekeeper................................................1
Small White............................................18
Large White..............................................2
Meadow Brown ....................................10
Holy Blue.................................................1
Peacock....................................................1
Its well easy to log on and add your count so have 15 minute walk or sit in the garden for 15mins and log your totals,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

Friday, 26 July 2013

Hardcastle craggs

Looking like rain tonight (surprisingly)Going to trap at Hardcastle crags instead.... sat night about 9.30 by the top car park  in the usual place...

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Last Friday night at Bradley Wood

Please correct where I have misnamed

 Agapeta hamana

 Beautiful Golden Y

 Bird - Cherry Ermine

 Common Wainscot

Small Fan Footed Wave

Dun-bar

 Green Oak Roller

 Heart & Dart

 Light Emerald

 Red-barred Tortrix?

 Slender Brindle

 Rustic

 Smokey Wainscot?

Eudonia lacustrata

Dark Arches

Luddenden this week

Some great Moths this week in Luddenden included this Beautiful Hook-tip (what is the status of this in Calderdale and Yorkshire Andy) - 107 species of macro in the garden so far this month.

Magpie
                                                                            
Iron Prominent

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Purple Hairstreak

First purple Hairstreak seen today at Northowram, plenty Small tortoiseshell, Meadow brown  and Ringlets in the sun................

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Last two nights.

Been out with a head torch and net for the last couple of nights and can recommend any one giving it a go.Head torch's are about £9.00 and a net £10..
Cromwell Bottom
Gothic   1
Blue Bordered carpet 1
Yellow Shell                 12
Ghost Moth (female)    1
Shaded Broad Bar       30 +
Straw dot                      13
Slender brindle             1
Purple clay                    1
Swallow Tailed moth    1
Common Wainscot       15
Smoky Wainscot            5

Northowram
Orange Swift                        1
V - pug                                 2
Pinion streaked snout          1
Snout                                      3
Mother of Pearl                      2
Single dotted Wave                   1
Gonna try langfield/Moorland site next week if anyone fancies joining me............

Recent sightings

A few recent sightings from yesterday Ogden Water LNR Opened the outer door to the classroom to a plethera of moths. 8 Barred straw 1 Antler Moth 1 Ghost moth - male 1 Riband Wave 1 Common Footman Coley Churchyard 4.30pm Small Tortoiseshell Six spot burnet moth Meadow Brown Large White Small Skipper Common red damselfly Cinnabar caterpillars

Monday, 22 July 2013

Plume Help...

 1.Beautiful Plume
2.?
3.Twin Spot Plume .?

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013

19th July Pellon

A bit out of practice but had a go last night. Caught a nice Scarce Silver Lines, I think thats my forth one here over the years, also probable Lempkes Gold Spot and 4 Dagger species.