Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mull Moths

True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea


Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina dark form


Pod Lover Hadena perplexa capsophila


Buff-tip Phalera bucephala


Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi, female


Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor


Peppered Moth Biston betularia typical form


Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma


Broom Moth Ceramica pisi


Marbled Coronet Hadena confusa


Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio




Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata


Map-winged Swift Hepialus fusconebulosa


Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi


Grey Scalloped Bar Dyscia fagaria


Glaucous Shears Papestra biren



Lunar Thorn Selenia lunularia


Pebble Prominent Eligmodonta ziczac


Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana


White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda


Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata


Algedonia terrealis


Eulia ministrana


Ruddy Highflyer Hydriomena ruberata


Aethes hartmanniana


Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata


Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli


Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata


The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae



List of all species recorded during the week with max and total numbers:
Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella),1,1
Coleophora albicosta,1,1
Agonopterix arenella,1,2
Blastobasis lacticolella,4,5
Aethes hartmanniana,1,1
Syndemis musculana,1,1
Eulia ministrana,1,1
Epiblema scutulana/cirsiana,1,2
Lathronympha strigana,1,1
Algedonia terrealis,1,1
Chequered Skipper (Pyrgus malvae),8,8
Green-veined White (Pieris napi),6,6
Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines),3,3
Marsh Fritillary (Euphrydryas aurinia),6,6
Fox Moth (Macroglossum rubi),1,2
Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata),3,6
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe ferrugata),1,1
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata),1,1
Purple Bar (Cosmorhoe ocellata),1,1
Striped Twin-spot Carpet (Nebula salicata),1,1
Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata),1,1
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica),2,5
Broken-barred Carpet (Electrophaes corylata),5,6
Ruddy Highflyer (Hydriomena ruberata),2,3
Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata),1,4
Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata),3,4
Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata),2,2
Peacock Moth (Semiothisa notata),1,3
Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata),13,28
Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata),2,4
Lunar Thorn (Selenia lunularia),2,5
Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata),2,3
Peppered Moth (Biston betularia),2,6
The Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata),2,3
Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria),1,1
Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata),1,1
Grey Scalloped Bar (Dyscia fagaria),2,4
Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi),3,6
Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor),1,1
Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala),3,11
Sallow Kitten (Furcula furcula),1,1
Pebble Prominent (Eligmodonta ziczac),3,6
Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma),1,2
Coxcomb Prominent (Ptilodon capucina),1,1
Clouded Buff (Diacrisia sannio),1,3
White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda),14,35
Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda),1,1
Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa),1,1
The Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae),1,1
Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis),1,1
Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta),2,5
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba),1,2
True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea),1,2
The Shears (Hada plebeja),2,2
Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina),2,6
Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea),1,2
Glaucous Shears (Papestra biren),2,4
Broom Moth (Melanchra pisi),5,12
Pod Lover (Hadena perplexa capsophila),1,1
Marbled Coronet (Hadena confusa),1,2
Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi),1,1
Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta),1,1
The Shark (Cucullia umbratica),2,2
Early Grey (Xylocampa areola),1,1
Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis),2,4
Brown Rustic (Rusina ferruginea),3,7
Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana),1,1
Nut-tree Tussock (Colocasia coryli),1,1
The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita),2,2

2 comments:

Jane said...

Wow, wow and more wows! How did you find all these (in a moth trap?). Beautiful... the more I look at them the more I think I will have to get a moth trap. Sleepless nights ahead! Jane

Brian said...

Hi Jane,

Yes a 125W MV light over a Skinner type box was used. This is just a selection of the moths recorded. I'll add a full list when I get time.