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2007 summary
 
The table below summarizes available records collated up to July 2009.  Definitive figures will appear in the "Report on migrant and notable Lepidoptera in Ireland, 2007"  in the Irish Naturalists' JournalLast updated 12 March 2010.

Recorded monthly and all-Ireland totals of migrant and vagrant moths (adults) in 2007

 

2006 totals are shown for comparison in final column

 

Species

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Total

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

2006

Plutella xylostella (diamond-back moth)

 

 

 

6

2

243

22

3

1

12

 

 

289

964

Udea ferrugalis (rusty-dot pearl)

 

1

 

 

 

49

1

17

11

32

17

 

128

685

Nomophila noctuella (rush veneer)

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

10

1

18

 

 

61

2 597

Palpita vitrealis V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

17

Rhodometra sacraria (the vestal) N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

98

Orthonama obstipata (the gem) N

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

8

1

 

11

56

Agrius convolvuli (convolvulus hawk-moth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

35

Macroglossum stellatarum (hummingbird hawk-moth)

1

 

1

6

2

10

1

4

2

6

 

 

33

902

Hyles livornica (striped hawk-moth) V

 

 

 

 

 

7

1

 

 

 

 

 

8

10

Agrotis ipsilon (dark sword-grass)

 

 

1

5

4

19

11

2

 

6

 

 

48

593

Agrotis puta (shuttle-shaped dart) V

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0

Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing)

 

 

 

 

 

1

5

 

1

6

3

 

16

486

Eurois occulta (great brocade) V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

2

Discestra trifolii (nutmeg) V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

4

Mythimna vitellina (delicate) N

 

 

 

 

 

2

8

 

 

9

 

 

19

219

Mythimna unipuncta (white-speck) N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

12

Spodoptera exigua (small mottled willow) N

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

140

Helicoverpa armigera (scarce bordered straw) N

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

131

Heliothis peltigera (bordered straw)

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

84

Autographa gamma (silver y)

 

 

 

61

31

710

51

62

70

145

19

1

1150

18057

 

Figures given are the sum of daily/nightly totals and may include some duplication of individuals.  However, figures include observations involving only minimum estimates of numbers thus may be conservative.  Data were compiled from the MothsIreland and Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland databases; available online sources, including the MothsIreland newsgroup; published sources (including Atropos ‘coastal reports’); personal contacts; and records via email from individuals or online newsgroups.  

 

V = Moth species for which photographic or specimen evidence is required for acceptance by both the Moths Ireland Validation Committee and the Northern Ireland Lepidoptera Records Committee (NILRC). 

 

N = Further species for which the NILRC requires substantiating evidence.

The Irish Moth & Butterfly Group.