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Moth records, Brownstown Head, 2005

Moth records, Brownstown Head, 2005
The summary below gives monthly totals for moth species species identified at Brownstown Head during 2005.  Most were caught at an UV (15W actinic) light trap, which was run in a garden on 10 nights from 27 Aug to 22 October (plus several other nights with zero-catches because of cold or windy weather).  Other moths were caught at a kitchen window at night, or indoors (clothes moths & Meal Moth), or identified by day (Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Six-spot Burnet, Northern Rustic & some Silver Ys).  A number of micro moths are still awaiting identification or confirmation.  More intensive trapping is planned in 2006.  Numbers shown are "Bradley and Fletcher numbers" updated from "A Recorder's Log Book or Label List of British Butterflies and Moths" by J.D. Bradley and D.S. Fletcher.  Summary generated using MapMate (www.mapmate.co.uk).  Last updated 18 Dec 2005.
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B&F no.

English name

Scientific name

Total

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macro moths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2343x

Common Rustic agg.

Mesapamea secalis agg.

10

 

 

8

2

 

169

Six-spot Burnet

Zygaena filipendulae

1

 

 

1

 

 

1702

Small Fan-footed Wave

Idaea biselata

2

 

 

2

 

 

1725

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet

Xanthorhoe ferrugata

2

 

 

2

 

 

1727

Silver-ground Carpet

Xanthorhoe montanata

1

 

1

1

 

 

1728

Garden Carpet

Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata

14

 

 

11

2

1

1738

Common Carpet

Epirrhoe alternata

9

 

 

6

3

 

1764

Common Marbled Carpet

Chloroclysta truncata

28

 

 

4

18

6

1768

Grey Pine Carpet

Thera obeliscata

6

 

 

 

 

6

1777

July Highflyer

Hydriomena furcata

4

 

 

4

 

 

1835

White-spotted Pug

Eupithecia tripunctaria

1

 

 

1

 

 

1862

Double-striped Pug

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

19

 

 

14

5

 

1883

Yellow-barred Brindle

Acasis viretata

1

 

 

1

 

 

1884

Magpie Moth

Abraxas grossulariata

1

 

 

 

1

 

1906

Brimstone Moth

Opisthograptis luteolata

2

 

 

1

1

 

1913

Canary-shouldered Thorn

Ennomos alniaria

2

 

 

1

1

 

1917

Early Thorn

Selenia dentaria

5

 

1

3

1

 

1921

Scalloped Oak

Crocallis elinguaria

12

 

 

10

2

 

1984

Humming-bird Hawk-moth

Macroglossum stellatarum

2

 

 

 

1

1

2045

Hoary Footman

Eilema caniola

2

 

 

2

 

 

2057

Garden Tiger

Arctia caja

1

 

1

 

 

 

2060

White Ermine

Spilosoma lubricipeda

3

3

 

 

 

 

2087

Turnip Moth

Agrotis segetum

5

 

 

 

 

5

2089

Heart and Dart

Agrotis exclamationis

2

 

 

2

 

 

2102

Flame Shoulder

Ochropleura plecta

3

 

 

2

1

 

2104

Northern Rustic

Standfussiana lucernea

1

 

1

 

 

 

2107

Large Yellow Underwing

Noctua pronuba

41

 

1

27

11

2

2109

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Noctua comes

15

 

 

11

4

 

2110a

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing

Noctua janthina

21

 

 

15

5

1

2119

Pearly Underwing

Peridroma saucia

1

 

 

 

 

1

2123

Small Square-spot

Diarsia rubi

12

 

 

11

1

 

2126

Setaceous Hebrew Character

Xestia c-nigrum

60

 

 

8

25

27

2133

Six-striped Rustic

Xestia sexstrigata

7

 

 

7

 

 

2134

Square-spot Rustic

Xestia xanthographa

63

 

 

21

37

5

2154

Cabbage Moth

Mamestra brassicae

2

 

 

 

 

2

2199

Common Wainscot

Mythimna pallens

20

 

 

5

6

9

2229

Brindled Ochre

Dasypolia templi

1

 

 

 

 

1

2232

Black Rustic

Aporophyla nigra

9

 

 

 

 

9

2259

Dark Chestnut

Conistra ligula

1

 

 

 

 

1

2263

Red-line Quaker

Agrochola lota

6

 

 

 

 

6

2267

Beaded Chestnut

Agrochola lychnidis

4

 

 

 

 

4

2270

Lunar Underwing

Omphaloscelis lunosa

104

 

 

 

5

99

2273

Pink-barred Sallow

Xanthia togata

2

 

 

 

2

 

2299

Mouse Moth

Amphipyra tragopoginis

1

 

 

 

1

 

2306

Angle Shades

Phlogophora meticulosa

13

 

 

1

7

5

2321

Dark Arches

Apamea monoglypha

5

 

1

4

 

 

2350

Small Wainscot

Chortodes pygmina

5

 

 

5

 

 

2353

Flounced Rustic

Luperina testacea

62

 

 

41

21

 

2361

Rosy Rustic

Hydraecia micacea

35

 

 

19

14

2

2375

Large Wainscot

Rhizedra lutosa

8

 

 

1

3

4

2389

Pale Mottled Willow

Paradrina clavipalpis

5

 

 

 

 

5

2394

Anomalous

Stilbia anomala

1

 

 

 

1

 

2439

Gold Spot

Plusia festucae

1

 

 

 

1

 

2441

Silver Y

Autographa gamma

6

 

 

3

1

2

2477

Snout

Hypena proboscidalis

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total macro moths

 

652

3

7

248

181

204

 

Total macro species (confirmed)

 

54

1

7

34

28

23

Micro moths
Agonopterix species

Agonopterix sp.

9

 

 

1

5

3

Unidentified micro species Micro sp.

4

 

 

2

1

1

1038x

Acleris laterana/comariana

1

 

 

1

 

468 Rhigognostis incarnatella

1

 

 

 

 

1

647 Brown House Moth

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

2

 

 

 

2

648 White-shouldered House Moth

Endrosis sarcitrella

2

 

 

 

2

873 Blastobasis adustella

3

 

 

1

2

938 Agapeta zoegana

1

 

 

1

 

1048 Garden Rose Tortrix

Acleris variegana

2

 

 

2

 

1159 Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana

2

 

 

 

1

1

1288 Twenty-plume Moth

Alucita hexadactyla

1

 

 

 

1

1305 Agriphila tristella

1

 

 

1

 

1309

Agriphila geniculea

1

 

 

1

 

1342

Eudonia angustea

8

 

 

1

2

5

1398 Rush Veneer

Nomophila noctuella

1

 

 

 

1

1405 Mother of Pearl

Pleuroptya ruralis

2

 

1

1

 

1417 Meal Moth

Pyralis farinalis

1

 

 

 

1

1513 White Plume Moth

Pterophorus pentadactyla

1

 

1

 

 

1524

Emmelina monodactyla

7

 

 

1

4

2

Total micro moths

 

50

0

2

13

22

13

Total micro species (confirmed)

16

0

2

8

9

4

Total moths

702

3

9

261

203

217

Total moth species (confirmed)

70

1

9

42

37

27

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