Friday, August 14, 2015

SP9326: 12/08/15 - Leek what turned up...

Tmin: 13.3°C; W: NE 1-5 mph; P: 0 mm;

A trawl through the literature to identify Acrolepiopsis assectella as a new moth for the garden. The larvae feed on leeks, onions and garlic.

DVM (micro recorder) states: "This first spread to VC30 in 2006, and I have a further eight records, from five sites, between 2011 and 2014"


First garden record of Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella

Third garden record of Vapourer Orgyia antiqua

473 Acrolepiopsis assectella

473 Acrolepiopsis assectella

The Vapourer

Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Total: 23 species/57 moths
424Yponomeuta evonymellaBird-cherry Ermine1
473Acrolepiopsis assectellaLeek Moth1
974Argyrotaenia ljungianaHeather Tortrix1
1293Chrysoteuchia culmellaGarden Grass-veneer4
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer8
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer1
1306Agriphila inquinatellaBarred Grass-veneer7
1344Eudonia mercurellaSmall Grey1
1361Pyrausta aurataSmall Purple and Gold (Mint Moth)1
1405Pleuroptya ruralisMother of Pearl1
1424Endotricha flammealisRosy Tabby1
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactylaBeautiful Plume1
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet1
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell1
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty1
2026Orgyia antiquaVapourer1
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart1
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder1
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty5
2297xAmphipyra pyramidea agg.Copper Underwings1
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing10
2321Apamea monoglyphaDark Arches1
2343xMesapamea secalis agg.Common Rustic agg6
First - for - year
First - for - garden

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