5th June Moth Update

Just catching up with things and here are a few from the last week or so with a couple new for garden there are a fair few here so stick with it, For the very small moths (micro) I have added their length in mm’s so the wingspan would be approx. twice that length. Oh and if anyone locally should want something identified take a photo as best you can and especially larvae found in your gardens as I would like to take them off of your hands (except for ones found on your brassica) and rear them through to adult if you were planning to kill them. So just write a comment on here and I will try to sort it.

20.007  [BF 0409b] Cypress Tip Moth (Argyresthia cupressella) 4-5 mm

20.007 [BF 0409b] Cypress Tip Moth (Argyresthia cupressella) 4-5 mm

65.005  [BF 1648] Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria)

65.005 [BF 1648] Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria)

70.265  [BF 1941] Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata)

70.265 [BF 1941] Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata)

70.008  [BF 1707] Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata)

70.008 [BF 1707] Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata)

72.019  [BF 2061] Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)

72.019 [BF 2061] Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)72.019 [BF 2061] Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)

70.079  [BF 1769] Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

70.079 [BF 1769] Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

70.144  [BF 1860] Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)

70.144 [BF 1860] Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)

73.012  [BF 2434] Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)

73.012 [BF 2434] Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)

70.200  [BF 1883] Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)

70.200 [BF 1883] Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)

16.014  [BF 0436] Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 7mm

16.014 [B&F 0436] Pseudoswammerdamia combinella16.014 [BF 0436] Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 7mm

72.002  [BF 2474] Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis)

72.002 [BF 2474] Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis)

49.166  [BF 1076] Celypha lacunana

49.166 [BF 1076] Celypha lacunana

49.254  [BF 1133] Epinotia bilunana

49.254 [BF 1133] Epinotia bilunana

62.010  [BF 1449] Elegia similella – Nationally scarce (Nb)

62.010 [BF 1449] Elegia similella - Nationally scarce (Nb)

70.257  [BF 1936] Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria)

70.257 [BF 1936] Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria)

07.014  [BF 0143] Nematopogon metaxella

07.014 [BF 0143] Nematopogon metaxella

07.012  [BF 0141] Nematopogon schwarziellus

07.012 [BF 0141] Nematopogon schwarziellus

73.114  [BF 2305] Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)

73.114 [BF 2305] Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)

20.018  [BF 0417] Argyresthia spinosella 5mm

20.018 [BF 0417] Argyresthia spinosella 5mm

73.095  [BF 2389] Pale Mottled Willow (Caradrina clavipalpis)

73.095 [BF 2389] Pale Mottled Willow (Caradrina clavipalpis)

63.037  [BF 1392] Udea olivalis63.037 [BF 1392] Udea olivalis

63.025  [BF 1376] Small Magpie (Anania hortulata)

63.025 [BF 1376] Small Magpie (Anania hortulata)

69.016  [BF 1991] Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)

69.016 [BF 1991] Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)



Moth Update

Hi, been a bit remiss on the moth front lately, anyway here are some examples from the last couple of weeks with a few very exciting finds and certainly new for garden. Trap was out on Friday and had 65 species a record for me for this time of year. I was also out with the moth group on Friday with 6 lamps we had 119 species of moth between us.

70.036  [BF 1680] Maiden’s Blush (Cyclophora punctaria) – Local

70.036 [BF 1680] Maiden's Blush (Cyclophora punctaria)

69.003  [BF 1981] Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) First Hawk Moth species of the year I have also now had Eyed and lime pictures are rubbish so have not put on here

69.003 [BF 1981] Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)

70.029  [BF 1682] Blood-Vein (Timandra comae)

70.029 [BF 1682] Blood-Vein (Timandra comae)

70.224  [BF 1904] Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria) – Local

70.224 [BF 1904] Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria)

73.052  [BF 2216] Shark (Cucullia umbratica)

73.052 [BF 2216] Shark (Cucullia umbratica)

65.013  [BF 1657] Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) – NFG

65.013 [BF 1657] Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris)

73.039  [BF 2279] Sycamore (Acronicta aceris) – Local. The larvae which I have yet to find is an incredible looking caterpiller

73.039 [BF 2279] Sycamore (Acronicta aceris)

70.283  [BF 1961] Light Emerald (Campaea margaritaria)

70.283 [BF 1961] Light Emerald (Campaea margaritaria)

49.166  [BF 1076] Celypha lacunana

49.166 [BF 1076] Celypha lacunana

62.047  [BF 1461] Assara terebrella – NFG & Nationally Scarce (Na)

62.047 [BF 1461] Assara terebrella

10.001  [BF 0123] Tischeria ekebladella – NFG

10.001 [BF 0123] Tischeria ekebladella

70.114  [BF 1876] Small Yellow Wave (Hydrelia flammeolaria)

70.114 [BF 1876] Small Yellow Wave (Hydrelia flammeolaria)

70.050  [BF 1721] Balsam Carpet (Xanthorhoe biriviata) – NFG, uncommon and In Hampshire first reported at Wherwell in 1964 the larvae which feeds on Orange Balsam is an attractive but non native plant. If you know where there is any plant growing in Hampshire please let me know.

70.050 [BF 1721] Balsam Carpet (Xanthorhoe biriviata)

Trap will go out again tonight







Monday 22nd May Tugley Wood (Surrey)

Popped out for a few hours to Tugley Wood in Surrey for the wood whites there weren’t many but pleased to find a few amongst other things. Here are a few pictures from the mornings trip.

Wood Whites, Courting and Ovum.

Wood WhiteWood WhiteWood WhiteWood Whites CourtingWood White ovumWood White ovum

Common Spotted Orchid

Common Spotted OrchidCommon Spotted Orchid

49.214  [BF 1126] Ancylis badiana

49.214 [BF 1126] Ancylis badiana



Bagworm or Case Bearer

Bagworm or Case Bearer

Pine Weevil (Hylobius abietis)

Pine Weevil (Hylobius abietis)

Sunday Wanderings

Popped out mainly in Wiltshire looking for butterflies but the weather turned out more windy than predicted so didn’t really take many pictures of them, however her is the various pictures taken from a long tiring day walking around

Adonis Blue

Adonis Blue

1.49.210  [BF 1125] Ancylis unculana

1.49.210 [BF 1125] Ancylis unculana

Yellow Hammer

Yellow Hammer

Marsh Fritillary

Marsh Fritillary

Burnt-tip Orchid

Burnt-tip Orchid

Small Blue

Small Blue

66.003  [BF 1634] Lackey (Malacosoma neustria)

66.003 [BF 1634] Lackey (Malacosoma neustria)

72.017  [BF 2026] Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua)

72.017 [BF 2026] Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua)

Abia sericea (male)

Abia sericea (male)

Bloody-nosed beetle Larvae

Bloody-nosed beetle Larvae

70.229  [BF 1909] Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia)

70.229 [BF 1909] Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia)

66.010  [BF 1640] Drinker (Euthrix potatoria)

66.010 [BF 1640] Drinker (Euthrix potatoria)

Broad-bodied Chaser-Libellula depressa Female

Broad-bodied Chaser-Libellula depressa Female

Glow worm-Lampyris noctiluca Larvae

Glow worm-Lampyris noctiluca Larvae

49.115  [BF 0942] Aethes piercei

49.115 [BF 0942] Aethes piercei or 49.114 [BF 0941] Aethes hartmanniana

Will try to put some moths up here soon from the garden as I have been a bit remiss lately

Have a good un, Andy




6th May 2017

Late putting up info but here is a selection from Saturday Night, 6 new for year and one new for garden (15.041  [BF 0321a] Phyllonorycter platani)

73.001  [BF 2450] Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita) – second picture explains the name

73.001 [BF 2450] Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)73.001 [BF 2450] Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)

72.049  [BF 2043] Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula)

72.049 [BF 2043] Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula)

71.025  [BF 1994] Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)

71.025 [BF 1994] Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)

73.267  [BF 2160] Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)

73.267 [BF 2160] Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)

70.168  [BF 1846] Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata)

70.168 [BF 1846] Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata)

70.100  [BF 1776] Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)

70.100 [BF 1776] Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)

70.049  [BF 1728] Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)

70.049 [BF 1728] Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)

72.020  [BF 2060] White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

72.020 [BF 2060] White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

15.041  [BF 0321a] Phyllonorycter platani – NFG

From Hants Moths – Local in parks and urban areas, discovered new to Britain in London in 1990, since when it has spread through the southern counties of the UK and has reached the West Country and Midlands. Found in Hampshire for the first time in 1998 in Southampton and on the Isle of Wight in 2004, becoming more frequent and widespread. Wingspan 9-10.5 mm.

15.041 [BF 0321a] Phyllonorycter platani