Friday, May 19, 2006

Mothing with Froglife

A very successful evening with Froglife at Jones' Covert well attended by adults and children who had been treated to some hand-on pond-life and bats. The moths performed well. We ran three lights: a 15W actinic on a vertical sheet set well into the wood; a 125W MV at a clearing near the northern edge; and a 40W actinic on the track at the edge of the wood next to the 'ridge and furrow'. This latter area is thick with Coltsfoot so it wasn't surprising that the last trap attracted the bulk of the gonodactyla as this is it's larval foodplant.

Further Froglife events in the Peteborough area

Combined moth totals (TBC = to be confirmed):
0017 Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus), 2
0141 Nematopogon schwarziellus, 1
0986 Syndemis musculana, 5
1120 Ancylis mitterbacheriana, 1
1136 Epinotia immundana, 1, TBC
1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla, 8
1646 Oak Hook-tip (Drepana binaria), 1
1682 Blood-vein (Timandra comae), 1
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia), 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata), 1
1738 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata), 2
1750 Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata), 2
1776 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria), 9
1867 Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata), 1
1879 The Seraphim (Lobophora halterata), 1
1906 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata), 6
1957 White-pinion Spotted (Lomographa bimaculata), 2
1958 Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata), 2
2000 Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius), 1
2014 Marbled Brown (Drymonia dodonaea), 2
2028 Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda), 1
2060 White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda), 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta), 1
2102 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta), 1

Oak Hooktip Drepana binaria

Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda

The Seraphim Lobophora halterata

Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata

Nematopogon schwarziellus

Epinotia immundana (TBC)

Platyptilia gonodactyla

Nikon Coolpix P4

1 comment:

[Akira] said...

This is really constructive!! And the pics are so beautiful.