Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Sloe Pug (Pasiphila chloerata)

Hi Phillip , Richard all , very interesting as there were no records in the whole of Yorkshire last year .!! But it looks very good for this species and the Yorkshire recorder is happy with the id. Also it has not been recorded in our area before so well done and many thanks to you both for your time. Andy ... Its fantastic how the WWW helps in so many ways...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Lee Mount 28th May

From last night 28th May - another challenge of one of those pugs - think this top one might be Foxglove Pug (?) but looks quite a bit paler than I expected from the books  !

Small Phoenix (I think)

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lee Mount

Not  a lot doing last night when I put the trap on - it was quite windy then it  settled down again about 11:00 so left the light on until midnight but not a lot else turned up.

The one below was a new one for us and suspect it's a Clouded Silver ?

Brimstone Moth x 1
Twenty-plume Moths x 7 - mainly on the Honeysuckle

Friday, 27 May 2016

Micro Moth of Heather 35.017 BF797 Neofaculta ericetella

An interesting day scoping for new sites potentially of interest for recording  on the way stopping off elsewhere on the way back this moth was found flying over Heather and Bilberry a small skittish moth moving form heather to heather and merging inconspicuously. Pennistone Hill   Unfortunately my camera is duffed and could only react quick enough to get these .Thanks to Richard for confirmation

0797  Neofaculta ericetella ABH  35.017 





Also notable in passing at this location to all Yorkshire Folk is a miraculous village that suddenly appeared from nowhere !!!! Made of Wood . Its there for about a week or 10 days if you are up that way Pennsitone Hill Filming

Slightly of the theme of Moths this Tephritid Fruit Fly about 4- 5 mm was seen displaying on Marsh thistle Cirsium palustre


Holly Blue

A Holly Blue flying round the garden this afternoon , Small White , Small Tortoiseshell , Peacock , Large White and Orange Tip seen also.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

This moth just landed on our window pane, it has 20mm wingspan and happily let me measure it. I wonder what species it is; possibly a pug? The sunlight has made the iridescence bluer on one of the wings.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Three Micros Cromwell LNR

Two small micros at Cromwell today apologies poor imaging flash on the way out

19.007 BF391 Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella

Epiblema  sp Possibly Epiblema scutulana

Nettle Tap


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Lee Mount

2 moths last night including a Light-brown Apple Moth and another one of those 'testing' pugs !!
Wondering about Common Pug - do we expect them around here ?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Hardcastle Crags and Blake Dean

We just found one moth today - pretty confident its a Brown Siler-lines - a lovely moth on the banking's of heather and bracken at Blake Dean.
There were plenty of Orange-tip Butterflies in the crags (20+), 1 Peacock at Blake Dean and maybe 20+ G V Whites mainly in the crags. Some fantastic swathes of Bluebells throughout the crags.

Brown Silver-lines

Lee Mount

Not a lot doing this week with the trap but a couple I did get are posing some questions on i d...

 I think this one above is a Brindled Pug - maybe the dark form.

This one below was very pale grey, looking slightly smaller than the above with a different wing shape, a very distinct spot and a black 'kinked' line down the forewing ! There seem to be  a few options in the book but that don't seem to quite 'fit the bill'. Maybe Ash Pug ?

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Cromwell 15th May 2016

Quick Walk

Common Carpet
Light Brown Apple Moth
Plume Moth probably Common

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Feathered Bright Incurvaria masculella

This one was taken at Catterick yesterday ABN 8.002 BF/30 Feathered Bright Incurvaria masculella  and I believe common on Hawthorn in Calderdale this one not so feathered as a female only the males having the Pectinate antennae

Friday, 13 May 2016

Lee Mount

Not a lot this week so far - except a good few of these tiny ones with various gold markings and not easy to get decent photos. Not even sure which group they are in !
Also Garden Carpet x 1 last night

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Lee Mount

From 6th May
Common Quaker x 9
Small Quaker (I think, smaller than Common Quaker but they are very similar. Is it still time to get them?) x 2
Brindled Pug x 2
Agonopterix hert x1
Twenty-plume Moth x 1 (first time here)
Oak Nyc ? x 1
Unidentified x 1

Twenty-plume Moth (2 poses of same moth)

V Pug

 Oak Nycteoline maybe - not sure ?
Not sure about this one - quite a large moth but not sure if it's just worn or what ?

This is the best I got from the side !

Thursday, 5 May 2016


Sorry guys but I am not going to be able to make it on Friday or Sat this week  ,,but I am planning to run the trap on Norland Moor on Sunday night for a few hours.. Looks like its gonna be hot on Sunday.. I can give anyone a lift if they wish to join me.. Cheers

Lee Mount

Last night May 4th - first time this year with the moth trap outside.
Hebrew Character x 2
Common Quaker x 6
Double-striped Pug x 2 (very small)
Iron Prominent - a lovely moth x 1 (a first for us - that's what we think it is)

 Clouded Drab (think) from 3rd May - the spider was just resting !
Double-striped Pug

2 above of the same moth in different postures - Iron Prominent

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Cromwell 5th May 2016

 A brief look in the area near Tree Sparrow boxes

70.052 BF1725  Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata

The two spots on the wing are visible but faded similars include Xanthorhoe
spadicearia(Red -barred Twin-spot Carpet) The main wing bar in the main looks more red than Dark see Brian  / Andy's comments

 Caddisfly Limnephilidae Looks Like a newly emerged Stenophylax permistus

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Bagworm Hunt 02 05 2016

Had a thorough search in Common Bank Wood on lots of lichen covered walls and Trees, and also Stoodley Glen but no Lichenella Cases found,they must be very localised ! I did find 6 cases of Diplodoma laichartingella at the base of Beech Trees facing South though !

Monday, 2 May 2016

Warm Weather at last

The week ahead is starting to warm up..so on Friday I will be running the trap some where..Any suggestions welcome. I will be doing Norland Moor later in the month...