Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SP9326: 17/08/15 - Two New Moths

Tmin: 11.6°C; W: WNW 0-4 mph; P: 0 mm;

Twin-spotted Wainscot, like the recently caught Webb's Wainscott, is an uncommon resident with a local distribution. The VC30 database indicates c.40 of each have been recorded so far. The larval food plants of Webb's include Yellow Flag Iris & typha (Bulrush/Reedmace), while those of Twin-spotted Wainscot munch on Phragmites australis (Common Reed).

There are only 33 records of Acleris aspersana in the VC30 database, but are nationally common, so a welcome new visitor here.

Stats !

1st garden records of:
Ginger Button Acleris aspersana
Twin-spotted Wainscot Archanara geminipuncta

3rd garden record of Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana

969 Pandemis corylana

1043 Acleris aspersana

2370 Twin-spotted Wainscot

Site:Leighton Buzzard: Garden
Total: 27 species/70 moths
15Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift1
779Bryotropha affinisDark Groundling2
873Blastobasis adustella(=lignea) Dingy Dowd1
965Cochylis hybridellaWhite-bodied Conch1
969Pandemis corylanaChequered Fruit-tree Tortrix1
974Argyrotaenia ljungianaHeather Tortrix1
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth2
1043Acleris aspersanaGinger Button1
1063Celypha strianaBarred Marble1
1293Chrysoteuchia culmellaGarden Grass-veneer2
1304Agriphila straminellaPearl Veneer2
1305Agriphila tristellaCommon Grass-veneer18
1306Agriphila inquinatellaBarred Grass-veneer5
1309Agriphila geniculeaElbow-stripe Grass-veneer1
1388Udea lutealisPale Straw Pearl1
1439Trachycera advenellaGrey Knot-horn1
1708Idaea dimidiataSingle-dotted Wave1
1732Scotopteryx chenopodiataShaded Broad-bar1
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet1
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing4
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty4
2297xAmphipyra pyramidea agg.Copper Underwings1
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing7
2321Apamea monoglyphaDark Arches1
2343xMesapamea secalis agg.Common Rustic agg7
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic1
2370Archanara geminipunctaTwin-spotted Wainscot1
First - for - year
First - for - garden

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