Friday, July 29, 2005

Jones' Covert

An hour and a half in Jones' Covert near Hampton for a local wildlife group. The youngsters were suitably impressed with the beasts on show, with one heard to say "moths are cool".

Interesting to trap in different habitat. I don't often get a chance to get into woodland so five new species is only to be expected. The Drinker was the first I'd seen as an adult but we've come across many larvae in the past (see blogs passim). Black Arches is a beauty and one I hope we manage to attract to the garden one day.

The list is for my light only, which was a little deeper into the wood than Barry's, and not all species were counted. There were a few species in each trap not seen in the other. True to form The Herald came to a wine rag early on.

28 species
** = new to me
0658 Carcina quercana 3
0937 Agapeta hamana 1
0969 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis corylana) 2
0977 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix (Archips podana) 1
1016x Cnephasia sp.
1260 Chestnut Tortrix (Cydia splendana)
1304 Agriphila straminella
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1
1405 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1436 Conobathra repandana
1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla 1
**1640 The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) 1
1724x Red/Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia/ferrugata) 2
**1726 Large Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe quadrifasciata) 5
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) 2
**1777 July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata) 1
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
2000 Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius) 1
2030 Yellow-tail (Euproctis similis) 2
**2033 Black Arches (Lymantria monacha) 3
2044 Dingy Footman (Eilema griseola) 2
2064 Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa) 1
2299 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) 2
2318 The Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina) 2
**2319 Lunar-spotted Pinion (Cosmia pyralina) 2
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 1
2469 The Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix) 1

Black Arches (Lymantria monacha)

The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria)

Platyptilia gonodactyla

Nikon Coolpix 995

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