Saturday, 26 November 2016


Sorry all ,  I managed to log myself out of blogger for thew last few week. GORDON  got a message from you but have lost all my emails as well....cheers

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Phyllonorycter plantani

For several years each November I've checked the fallen London Plane leaves on the road-side at Salterhebble sewage works for the mines of Phyllonorycter platani in the belief that one day they would turn up and today was my lucky day.

I believe it may be a first for Calderdale but the species is spreading slowly northwards and is expected to become more widespread.

One to look out for!

All photos and information from Charlie Streets today...nice one Charlie

From Yorkshire moth website.....
First found in Britain in the London area in 1990, this plane mining species has since spread at a steady pace. The first Yorkshire county records were from adjacent localities in York (VC62 and 61) in 2007 with further records from Hull (VC61) in 2008 and from Doncaster (VC63) in 2009. Likely to be found more widely in the future, mainly in suburban or parkland areas where the host tree has been planted.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis.

This post is late. I found it by the door on the 31st of October this year.  I forgot about it until now. As no one else posted it, I thought I'd do it as a record at least. They are not the best photos I have produced, I'm sorry.

Friday, 4 November 2016

BAGWORM SEARCH....Staninland area ( Wednesday 9th at 11 )

I am up for the bagworm search on  Wednesday  9th  November if anyone else can make it. Charlie I will pick you up  at 10.45....

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Red Sword Grass

Andy Huyton recorded a Red Sword grass this week at Ovenden a day time observation. Very smart moths so keeps your eyes out

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Lee Mount - 2nd November

Just one moth tonight which came early on to the lighted window and stayed all evening - and what a beauty !

Mottled Umber
Then just about to turn the lights off and this one turned up on the front door. Looking quite different from the one above but think this too must be a Mottled Umber and looking a bit worn and much darker than the one above.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Lee Mount - 31st October

An interesting evening with the light on inside and moths on the windows and window frames.

 Silver Y
 Red-green Carpet underside - with the same moth below

 Twenty-plume Moth
 2 different moths above and below - wonder if these are both Tachystola acroxantha ? Quite small and only c7mm wing length and similar to the one Charlie identified for me on from 15th October.