Monday, 31 August 2015

Hipperholme

A quick walk round the garden with the torch produced 1 Old Lady feeding on butterfly bush. Also 1 beautiful golden Y.

Tortrix


Habitat  Garden (Scabby)

Actinic

31/ Aug?2015

1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata ABH 70.049  x1
1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata  ABH 70.062  x1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342   x1

03/sept/15

2107 Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342   x11
2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina ABH 73,216  x1
2134 Square Spot Rustic Diarsia rubi ABH 73.357 x2

04/sept/15

2107 Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342   x 3
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix, Acleris variegana, ABH 49.077    x1        
0728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata ABH 70.049  x1
2293 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica ABH 73.084  x1
2299  Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis ABH 73,062  x1

10/ Sept/15

2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba ABH 73.342 x5
0728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata ABH 70.049  x2
1405 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038 x3
2134 Square Spot Rustic Diarsia rubi ABH 73.357 x1

Garden Rose Tortrix 3506

2293 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica ABH 73.084

Moth 3490

1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata ABH 70.049  x1

Garden Carpet 3406

TBC

Hot of the press 10 pm this pm Any suggestions ? Apple Tree nearby Possibly a specimen of  not so well 
marked
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana ??






Saturday, 29 August 2015

Caterpillar ?

Can anyone identify this prey item which the Cuckoos at Bradshaw are eating from the nettle patches and also the Black Redstart at Green Withens was eating one today from the nettles after a tussle !
Not brilliant photos unfortunately !


Cunnery Wood 29th August 2015

Habitat Pond Side Cunnery Wood Mixed Trees inc Bird Cherry

Weather. Eviening 12 deg Overcast Moon Full

Comments - No advancement on species since visit from last week . Notable as the main moth of the evening was Blastocella figures being conservative estimates, still prevalent where the Bird Cherry Ermine and one Flame Shoulder present . The Eudonias are a tricky call to species and are a moss feeder at larval stage One Caterpillar believed to be an Angle Shades was seen feeding on nearby nettle at night .Cooler evening temperatures may have resulted in reduced catches as opposed to a few weeks previous

Other Entomology Included a number of tree Wasp Dolichovespula and a  Caddis one of which sent a clear message to the Calderdale Caddis Club about night time disturbance. The Caddis in question certainly Potamophylax sp likely  Potamophylax latipennis

Caddis 3375

0873 Blastobasis adustella  ABH 41.0002                                      x 120+
0424 Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella ABH  16.001    x50
2107  Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342      x20
1405 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038                      x4
1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata ABH 70.053                   x1
2306 Angle Shades Final Instar TBC   ABH 73.113                         x1
         Eudonia sp TBC




Angle Shades 0059

Angle Shades 0061

Angle Shades 0058

Image Comparison Development  Click on the small Image to enlarge



1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata ABH 70.053 

Flame Carpet 3379

1340 Eudonia *truncicolella or merculla TBC



Eudonia 3365

Eudonia 3343

Query TBC Came in with a Riband Smal Fan Foot Wave ??????


Query 3314


28th August 2015

East Riddlesden Hall (Aire Valley)

I was asked to run my moth trap at the apiary adjacent to East Riddlesden Hall.
As it's only 200m away from my garden I quite happily obliged.

At least three lifers were caught among the usual suspects.

 August Thorn

 Acleris Laterana

Acleris Emargana

Friday, 28 August 2015

Lee Mount moths from 28th August

Any help with these appreciated !

Think this is Small Phoenix - but it seems bigger than the book (describes it as 15mm) as this one is 20mm. Don't think it's a Phoenix ?
 

Think Willow Beauty ?

Not sure - Square-spot type ?

Lee Mount moths from 27th August

 
Struggling with these !
 
 


 
 
Square-spot Rustic ?
 
 
 

Fly Flatts

 
I was surprised to find this moth clinging on to Ragwort this afternoon in the strong blustery wind at the northern end of Fly Flatts.
About 25 to 30mm long but don't know what it is - and there's not a lot to go on !?
 


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Cromwell Bottom LNR 28 August 2015

Weather Preceding day Sunny , evening damp with dew , circa 8 -12 Degree moon full  RH 77% Slow night due temp  Present AC , CD. Many thanks to Andy 

Habitat : Meadow

Comments :   Short Sesssion  Robinson MV 125 W.One notable Tortrix easy enough to id by its shape The pronounced emargination on the costa of the forewing is distinctive of this species (Bradley)
A notched-winged tortricid


2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria
1956 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata ABH 70.278
2474  Straw Dot Rivula sericealis  ABH 72.00
1887  Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata  ABH 70.207
2107  Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342
2089 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis ABH 72.217
1759 Small Phoenix - Ecliptopera silaceata ABH 70.094
2134 Square Spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa   ABH 73.357
1062 Notch Wing Tortix. Acleris emargana ABH 49.071

Other Entomology - memebers of the Calderdale Caddis Club will be pleased to welcome the ubiquitous and easily identifiable Caddis Limnephilus lunatus so called with the small half moon on the hind wing

Caddis Fly Limnephilus lunatus


Limnephilus lunatus 3027


2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum



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1759 Small Phoenix - Ecliptopera silaceata ABH 70.094


1956 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata ABH 70.278



2134 Square Spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa   ABH 73.357




Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Cromwell Bottom LNR 22nd August 2015

Cromwell Bottom LNR  22nd August 2015

Weather Warm  16  -18 deg Breeze

Comments Numerous Caddis Flies in flight . 3 species of Ladybird 14 Spot , Harlequin , 7-Spot and one Forest Shieldbug dropping in for curiosity with additional Beetles  and numerous midges mosquitoes and other lagoon insects !!

Preliiminary List open To correction

0998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria ABH 70.234   x1
0873 Blastobasis adustella ABH 41.0002
2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina ABH 73.216 
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma ABH 71.018    x3
1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata ABH 70.226 x4
1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana ABH 49.156 x12
2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis ABH 72.003
1956 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata ABH 70.278
0970  Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana  ABH 49.025
1345  Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata ABH  63.114
1956  Common White Wave Cabera pusaria ABH
1759   Small Phoenix - Ecliptopera silaceata  ABH
1738   Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata ABH 70.061


0970  Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana  ABH 49.025


Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix 2579


2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina ABH 73.216 

Dunbar 2763


The Phoenix  2830

Wingspan 23-27 mm. There are two main forms - one where the dark central band across the forewing is broken by two brown and white lines on wing veins and then a typical form in which the band is unbroken. Both have a distinctive series of dark wedge shaped markings beyond the central band.

2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis ABH 72.003


The Snout 2663

1345  Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata ABH  63.114
Moth 2733


Micro TBC



Moth 2537

1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata ABH 70.061  Worn Specimen 


Common Carpet 2716

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Lee Mount

3 from last night......

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Grey Dagger (probably - rather than Dark Dagger?)

Large Yellow Underwing
at least I think they are both the same sp...?

Lee Mount

A selection of moths from the last week or two from the garden - well the ones I could get a shot good enough for identification from.
 Elephant Hawkmoth on Buddleia
 
Gothic

 Hebrew Character (8th April)
 
Peppered Moth

 Six-striped Rustic
 
Uncertain
If I have mis-identified any please let me know !