Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Some moths...

This last week has been quite mild up here resulting in a nice kick start to the proper mothing season.

Here is a list of all the moths caught in my garden so far this year...

Code Taxon Vernacular Qty
Agonopterix heracliana agg. Ag heracliana/ciliella 22
17.011 Ypsolopha ustella a moth 1
18.001 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
28.009 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House-moth 1
49.076 Acleris cristana a moth 1
70.101 Colostygia multistrigaria Mottled Grey 1
70.247 Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 29
70.251 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 4
70.255 Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 5
73.069 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
73.194 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 8
73.21 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 4
73.242 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
73.244 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8
73.249 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 42
73.336 Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 4
135 moths of 16 species, is a little slow for the time of year, but its a nice selection to be going on with.


Ragged Robin said...

Looks a great start to me Stewart - compared with my 5 species so far this year! Love the Oak Beauty - occasionally they visit here so keeping my fingers crossed! :)

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I've never seen a Hebrew Character!

Stewart said...

Caroline - Yes Oak Beauty are a real favourite of mine and just scarce enough to become 'special'.

Simon - Hebrew Characters are the 2nd commonest species to occur in my garden after the Large Yellow Underwing...

Amanda Peters said...

You have had a good start.. Oak Beauty stunning..
Amanda xx