Friday, 27 September 2013

21st September- Chepstow

Overnight temperature low: 14.7c.
Conditions: Mild, overcast with mist formation into the morning hours.

Ran the actinic trap in a slightly different area of the garden with an additional sheet and enticed 63 moths of 22 species with 2 pending confirmation.
Moths recorded were:
Light Brown Apple Moth (9) Common Plume (3) Brimstone Moth (4)
Light Emerald (6) Silver Y, Snout, Pale Mottled Willow (2) Treble-bar, Common Marbled Carpet (7) Angle Shades, Square-spot Rustic,
Copper Underwing, Common Marble, Narrow-winged Grey (4)
Setaceous Hebrew Character (2) Large Yellow Underwing (10)
Lesser Yellow Underwing (4) Small Blood-vein, Green Carpet,
Lunar Underwing and Dark Sword-grass.
Pending: 1 unknown and possible Cherry Bark Tortrix.
 
There was a second recording of the immigrant Dark Sword-grass moth on site this year with a previous sighting on the 29th July.
The moth tends to be more frequently recorded between the months of July to October across the British Isles.
 
Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon) 

 Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis)

Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) 

1 comment:

  1. I'm wondering whether we need to look more closely at that Pale Mottled Willow. The reddish stigma and overall patterning suggest it could be Clancy's Rustic. I'll ponder further...
    Sam

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