Monday, 17 August 2015

Moths Cunnery Wood Sun 16th August 2015


Weather Still no breezes Temp warm 11 -12 Degree

Habitat  Cunnery wood LNR

Trap Robininson MV 125 W

Comments By far the most common Moth this evening was the Bird Cherry Ermine following by Large Yellow Underwing. as to be expected  . An interesting selection of micros and pugs where also noted 1470 Ash-bark Knot-Horn - Euzophera pingus ABH 62.048   3 Micros , 3 Pugs . The Golden Moth was first taken to be Argyresthia goedartella but is I believe Argyresthia brockeella

Bird Cherry Ermine 2093

0424 Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella ABH  16.001   x 200 +
1470 Ash-bark Knot-Horn - Euzophera pinguis ABH 62.048        x3
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana ABH 49.156      x1
1887 Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata ABH 70.207              x2
1405 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038                    x4
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma ABH 71.018        x1
1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata ABH 70.226           x2
2050 Common Footman Eilema lurideola ABH 72.045                   x1
1713 Riband Wave Idaea aversata ABH 72.045                            x2
1754 The Phoenix Eulithis prunata ABH 70.089                             x1
1858 The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata ABH 70.142                          x1
0410 Argyresthia brockeella  ABJ 20.011                                      x1
0873 Blastobasis adustella  ABH 41.0002                                    x 70+
1777 July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata ABH 70.074                    x1
1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata ABH 70.053                x1
2199 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens ABH 73.291              x3
2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina ABH 73.216                        x3
2089 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis ABH 72.217                     x1
0969 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana ABH 49.024  x2
2176 Antler Moth Cerapteryx gramini ABH 73.254                      x2
1304 Grass Veneer Agriphila straminella ABH 63.093

TBC

1817 Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata ABH 70.142      or         x1
1816 Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata ABH 70.150

Confusion Species Useful Link 


1470 Ash-bark Knot-Horn - Euzophera pinguis ABH 62.048

Euzophera pinguis 2102

Euzophera pinguis 2103

Local species, occurring in the southern half of Britain, chiefly among ash (Fraxinus), the foodplant.

2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma ABH 71.018 

Lesser Swallow 2235

2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina ABH 73.216 


Dunbar 2362

1754 The Phoenix Eulithis prunata ABH 70.089

The Phoenix 2170

Feeding mainly on the leaves of black currant, red currant and related Ribes, it is most often found in cultivated areas, gardens and the like

1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata ABH 70.053  

Flame Carpet 1904


1713 Riband Wave Idaea aversata ABH 72.045  


Riband Wave 2229

The two forms banded and non banded

Riband Wave 2316


1858 The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata ABH 70.142

V_pug_2203



The flowers of a range of plants form the main foodstuff of the larvae, including elder (Sambucus) and brambles (Ribes spp.).

QUERY TBC

1817 Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata ABH 70.142

Foxglove Pug 2077

++ Purple Toadflax was within 2 m  adjacent Despite the proximity of Toadflax the main diagnostic between these similars is a kink at the costa of the central black band (outer wing edge at bottom of black band where it begins) . This would therefore make this a Foxglove Pug open to correction TBC


Foxglove Pug 2092xx




0969 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana ABH 49.024 


Chequered Fruit-Tree Tortrix 2426

2089 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis ABH 72.217 

Heart Dart 2512


0410 Argyresthia brockeella  ABJ 20.011

Argyresthia brockeella 2268

Argyresthia brockeella 2271

The larvae feed on the catkins of birch (Betula) and alder (Alnus glutinosa).

0873 Blastobasis adustella  ABH 41.0002

Blastobasis adustella 2119


Blastobasis adustella 2125

1304 Agriphila straminella 63.093

Veneer 2473

Micros TBC

Eudonia mercurella
Eudonia sp


Moth 2149


Phycita roborella TBC ???
This one for confirmation at first its bandings sseeemd similar to 1439 Acrobasis advenella but on closer look seems more like Phycita roborella The two tufys either side of antennae are visible

Moth 2095

Moth 2081


1777 July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata ABH 70.074

Red Green Carper 2128

Thanks to Andy for pointers


Another Worn Spec TBC 

Y, Ni , or T'other


Moth 2456


Moth 2444


1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great report Colin and pictures are so good. Keep posting, they are a big help to me !