Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Castle Brae Winter Moth

Not a new species but a Winter Moth was the latest to be pulled in by the office lights


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Castle Brae - new species!

Office wall uplighters score another new species with Scarce Umber. Ran the moth trap all night last night in the garden and got nothing! Alongside the Scarce there was also  Mottled, but that has been recorded before.



Records:
# Species Common name Date
1 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 03/09/2013
2 Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 13/02/2015
3 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 11/03/2015
4 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 17/03/2015
5 Korscheltellus lupulina Common Swift 02/06/2015
6 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 25/06/2015
7 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 08/07/2015
8 Acronicta psi Grey Dagger 09/07/2015
9 Bryophila domestica Marbled Beauty 12/08/2015
10 Dysstroma truncata Common Marbled Carpet 22/09/2015
11 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 07/10/2015
12 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 05/11/2015
13 Operophtera brumata Winter Moth 18/11/2015
14 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 20/11/2015
15 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 08/04/2016
16 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 23/05/2016
17 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 25/05/2016
18 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House-moth 25/05/2016
19 Agrotis exclamationis Heart & Dart 10/06/2016
20 Lampronia fuscatella Scarce Bright 20/06/2016
21 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 01/08/2016
22 Argyresthia goedartella Golden Argent 01/08/2016
23 Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 15/02/2017
24 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 20/04/2017
25 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 19/05/2017
26 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 24/10/2017
27 Agriopis aurantiaria Scarce Umber 15/11/2017
28 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 15/11/2017

Species:
# Species Common name Date
1 Acronicta psi Grey Dagger 09/07/2015
2 Agriopis aurantiaria Scarce Umber 15/11/2017
3 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 20/11/2015
4 Agrotis exclamationis Heart & Dart 10/06/2016
5 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 11/03/2015
6 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 01/08/2016
7 Argyresthia goedartella Golden Argent 01/08/2016
8 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 23/05/2016
9 Bryophila domestica Marbled Beauty 12/08/2015
10 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 08/07/2015
11 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 24/10/2017
12 Dysstroma truncata Common Marbled Carpet 22/09/2015
13 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 25/05/2016
14 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 07/10/2015
15 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 05/11/2015
16 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 20/04/2017
17 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House-moth 25/05/2016
18 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 25/06/2015
19 Korscheltellus lupulina Common Swift 02/06/2015
20 Lampronia fuscatella Scarce Bright 20/06/2016
21 Operophtera brumata Winter Moth 18/11/2015
22 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 03/09/2013
23 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 17/03/2015
24 Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 13/02/2015
25 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 08/04/2016

Friday, 29 September 2017

Dalgety Bay, 28/09/2017

Had an hour or so with actinic in Bathing House Wood
Common Marbled Carpet (1)
Square-spot Rustic (2)
Red-green Carpet (1)
Angle Shades (1)

Wasn't going bad but decided to ead home anyway. Left the actinic in the back garden overnight and caught one Blair's Shoulder Knot. Amazing how dull the battery powered actinic looks compared to an 80W MV!



Monday, 4 September 2017

Haddington, 2/9/17

Gatecrashing a moth trapping reveal in Haddington on the way to a fungal foray, where these two lovely Sallows - Pink-barred and Centre-barred - were among the catch

Also Autumnal Rustic


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Dalgety Bay, Downing Point and Bathing house, 30/08/2017

Downing point, MV 21:00-22:30

Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea
Grey Chi Antitype chi
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea

Bathing house, Actinic 21:00-22:30

Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella
Riband Wave Idaea aversata
Lesser Yellow U/W Noctua comes


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Dalgety Bay Garden, 23/08/2017 (Grey Chi)

Species
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes
LBBYU Noctua janthe
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata
Grey Chi * Antitype chi
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg.
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea
Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella

* Grey Chi is new for the garden.

Pics

Grey Chi
Flounced Rustic


Acleris forsskaleana