Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SP9326: 16/08/15 - New: Ypsolopha vittella

Tmin: 11.7°C; W: light airs; P: 0 mm;

Lifting out an egg tray exposed a possible small caddis, but there was something not quite right as it flew moth-like to a nearby wheelie-bin. Closer inspection revealed a new garden addition - Ypsolopha vittella. Markings appear quite variable and the food plants include Elm and Beech.
National status: Local
VC30 database: 8 records, 5 individuals

Catoptria falsella is scarce at this site, this being only the second record.

Stats !

First garden record of Elm Smudge Ypsolopha vittella

Second garden record of Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella

463 Ypsolopha vittella
801a Gelechia senticetella
1316 Catoptria falsella

Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Total: 29 species/79 moths
463Ypsolopha vittellaElm Smudge1
464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth1
647Hofmannophila pseudospretellaBrown House Moth1
779Bryotropha affinisDark Groundling1
801aGelechia senticetellaCypress Groundling1
873Blastobasis adustella(=lignea) Dingy Dowd1
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth2
1293Chrysoteuchia culmellaGarden Grass-veneer2
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer3
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer12
1306Agriphila inquinatellaBarred Grass-veneer6
1316Catoptria falsellaChequered Grass-veneer1
1331Acentria ephemerellaWater Veneer5
1344Eudonia mercurellaSmall Grey2
1405Pleuroptya ruralisMother of Pearl1
1732Scotopteryx chenopodiataShaded Broad-bar1
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet1
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell3
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth2
1921Crocallis elinguariaScalloped Oak1
2061Spilosoma luteumBuff Ermine1
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart2
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing1
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic1
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty12
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing7
2343xMesapamea secalis agg.Common Rustic agg5
2352Eremobia ochroleucaDusky Sallow1
First - for - year
First - for - garden

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