Saturday, 12 September 2015

Hardcastle Crags National Moth Night 12th September 2015

Harcastle Crags
A good night for NAt Moth night produced  27 species plus one to id (photos below).The highlight were the Devon Carpet and the variety of Dark Marbled Carpets with at least 4 colour forms of this scarce species. One with red spots ( col did you get a pic of that one.) The Caddis was good to get a positive id (Colin)

Weather :

Preceding days warm Evening temperature 12 Degrees Sky mixed cloud Generally Warm for time of year. Rain on the Way.

Present AC, CD, BL, DF Thanks to Brian  Andy and Dave with assistatnce on image placement

Fig 1 Variation in the DMC Dark Marbled Carpet



Carpet 3744

Marbled Carpet 3691

Fig 2 Variation in The CMC Common Marbled Carpet



Marbled Carpet 3680





2265  Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola ABH 73.188
1762  Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata ABH 70.098
1751  Devon Carpet Lampropteryx otregiata ABH 70.104
2117  Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa  ABH 73.365
1767  Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata ABH 70.077
1858  The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata ABH 70.142
2477  The Snout Hypena proboscidalis  ABH 72.003
1764  Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata  ABH 70.097 
1776  Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria ABH 70.100
2134  Square Spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa ABH 73.357
2318  The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina ABH 73.216
1777  July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata ABH 70.074
1767  The Northern spinach Large , Lesser and LBB Y Underwing
0411 Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella ABH 20.012 TBC
Eudonia / Scoparia , Yp Sequela

Other Entomology  Present from the Caddis Club was none other than Caddidfly, Agrypnia varia AKA Speckled Peter, this distinguished black and white Caddis had almost momentarily sneaked into Andys Moth Notebook until "Spotted"  by Brian. A number of Craneflies also presented
Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus humator as well as othe smal Ground Beetles

Caddis Fly Speckled Peter Agrypnia varia

Caddis 3702

The First Moth is a Small Micro. Patternning and colour was evident with difficulty it had a whitish head and mauve colour ,  rolled wings with an edge pattern just evident A possible 1261 Codling Moth Cydia pomonella  ABH 49.338
Query Micro

Micro 3554


Micro 3553


Micro 3563

Micro 3562

2265 Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola ABH 73.188

Flounced Chestnut 3607

1762 Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata ABH 70.098

Dark Marbled Carpet 3609

1767 Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata ABH 70.077

Pine Carpet 3625

Larva feeds on Scots Pine and Corsican Pine.

1751  Devon Carpet Lampropteryx otregiata ABH 70.104

Devon Carpet 3573
1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria ABH 70.100

Green Carpet 3567

2117 Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa  ABH 73.365

Autumnal Rustic 3717

 2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis  ABH 72.003

The Snout 3724


 1858 The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata ABH 70.142



v-pug 3658


v-pug 3647

1764 Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata  ABH 70.097 

A common and variable species

Marbled Carpet 3681


Marbled Carpet 3695

0411 Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella ABH 20.012 TBC

Argyresthia goedartella 3755

1 comment:

brian leecy said...

Nice to get a decent night for National Moth Night,and Brilliant to see our Target Species Devon Carpet.regards Bri.ps not bad company either.