Friday, 12 September 2008

Last Nights Moths 11/9/08

A promising start quickly went downhill as the weather changed from warm and overcast to clear and cold. I ran my new Mercury Vapour Moth trap last night in a test run and was satisfied with the early catch but this soon tapered off as the temperatures dropped rapidly.

Species Recorded.

1038x Acleris laterana/comariana

1041 Acleris sparsana

1048 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana)

1356 Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)

1508 Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla

1719 Oblique Carpet (Orthonama vittata) new life record

1764 Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)

1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

1949 Square Spot (Paradarisa consonaria)

2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)

2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)

2134 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)

2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)

2353 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)

2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma)

2442 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)

2484 Pinion-streaked Snout
Photos show Oblique Carpet and the large number of A.rufipes and Dung beetles in the trap

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