Sunday, August 30, 2015

SP9326: 29/08/15 - New: Toadflax Brocade

Tmin: 13.8°C; W: calm; P: 1.5 mm;

The full moon was hidden by cloud, but a parasol was deployed as there was moderate rainfall.

The usual suspects were accompanied by a garden first - Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula.
VC30 Status: rare vagrant / resident; Distribution: extremely local.
A second site record of Webb's Wainscot was notable following the first on 2nd August.

2223 Toadflax Brocade

2373 Webb's Wainscot
Stats ! -

First garden record of Toadflax Brocade (Calophasia lunula)

Second garden record of Webb's Wainscot (Archanara sparganii)

Highest garden count (28) of Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)


Date:29/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 18 species/102 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift8
873Blastobasis adustella(=lignea) Dingy Dowd1
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth1
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer1
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer12
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer6
1331Acentria ephemerellaWater Veneer2
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing20
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character2
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic7
2223Calophasia lunulaToadflax Brocade1
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty6
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing1
2321Apamea monoglyphaDark Arches1
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic28
2373Archanara sparganiiWebb's Wainscot1
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic3
First - for - year
First - for - garden

Friday, August 28, 2015

SP9326: 27/08/15 - Another Archer's Dart

Tmin: 8.8°C; W: SW 0-8 mph; P: 0 mm;

Second garden record of Archer's Dart (Agrotis vestigialis)

Highest garden count (27) of Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)

2085 Archer's Dart


Date:27/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 13 species/73 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift6
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth1
1048Acleris varieganaGarden Rose Tortrix1
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer11
1306Agriphila inquinatellaBarred Grass-veneer2
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer8
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell1
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty1
2085Agrotis vestigialisArcher's Dart1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing10
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character3
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty1
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic27
First - for - year
First - for - garden

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SP9326: 26/08/15 - New: Carnation Tortrix

Tmin: 11.4°C; W: SW 3-8 mph; P: 0 mm;

First garden record of Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana

985 Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Date:26/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 13 species/76 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift5
985Cacoecimorpha pronubanaCarnation Tortrix1
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer1
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer14
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer8
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell1
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth1
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing20
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic3
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty1
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing2
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic18
First - for - year
First - for - garden

SP9326: 25/08/15 - Less than average

Tmin: 13.6°C; W: SSW 3-13 mph; P: trace;

Moderate rainfall all afternoon which stopped at dusk. Parasol deployed, breezy though no further rain until dawn (then rather heavy).

The barren spell continues.


Date:25/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 15 species/70 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift3
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer1
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer3
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer7
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell2
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth2
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty1
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing23
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character1
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic5
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty4
2343xMesapamea secalis agg.Common Rustic agg1
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic14
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic2
First - for - year
First - for - garden

SP9326: 24/08/15 - Most unremarkable

Tmin: 9.9°C; W: W v. SW 3-5 mph; P: 1 mm;

After a day of rain and a delayed start to the session, it was little wonder the catch was poor.



Date:24/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 9 species/31 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
1063Celypha strianaBarred Marble1
1076Celypha lacunanaCommon Marble1
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer4
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer1
1862Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing16
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character1
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic5
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic1
First - for - year
First - for - garden

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SP9326: 23/08/15 - Pants

Tmin: 10.7°C; W: SSW 0-3 mph; P: trace;

Much cooler as temperatures dipped quickly after midnight, and, with predicted rain around dawn, the parasol was deployed.

870x Oegoconia sp.


Date:23/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 19 species/85 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift3
870xOegoconia sp.Oegoconia sp.1
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth2
1293Chrysoteuchia culmellaGarden Grass-veneer2
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer5
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer30
1306Agriphila inquinatellaBarred Grass-veneer5
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer8
1316Catoptria falsellaChequered Grass-veneer1
1524Emmelina monodactylaCommon Plume1
2064Phragmatobia fuliginosaRuby Tiger1
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing8
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic1
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty3
2297xAmphipyra pyramidea agg.Copper Underwings1
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing3
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic8
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic1
First - for - year
First - for - garden

SP9326: 22/08/15 - New: Scorched Carpet

Tmin: 16.5°C; W: ESE 1-9 mph; P: 0 mm

Very warm and muggy, quite breezy at times.

Scorched Carpet was new for the garden, having previously caught this specie near the chalk where spindle (the larval food-plant) is plentiful.

First garden record of Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata

1888 Scorched Carpet

Date:22/08/15
Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Trap:Skinner
Total: 29 species/108 moths
B/FTaxonVernacularQty
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift1
789Bryotropha domesticaHouse Groundling1
936Cochylimorpha stramineaStraw Conch1
974Argyrotaenia ljungianaHeather Tortrix1
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth6
1293Chrysoteuchia culmellaGarden Grass-veneer2
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer2
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer23
1306Agriphila inquinatellaBarred Grass-veneer2
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer8
1331Acentria ephemerellaWater Veneer1
1348Parapoynx stratiotataRinged China-mark1
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell2
1888Ligdia adustataScorched Carpet1
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth1
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty1
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart1
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing11
2111Noctua jantheLesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing1
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic5
2199Mythimna pallensCommon Wainscot1
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty9
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing6
2343xMesapamea secalis agg.Common Rustic agg1
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic15
2361Hydraecia micaceaRosy Rustic1
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic1
2474Rivula sericealisStraw Dot1
First - for - year
First - for - garden