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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mullein over a Garden Shark

Its great to finally see some warm weather, but ample field oppurtunities in recent times have meant that I have neglected my garden somewhat.  I corrected that last evening after a scorching day.  Numbers and variety of macros was actually a bit down on my last trapping, but an incredible array of micros, and a garden tick and potentially exciting record made up for that.  Among 13 year ticks was one of the Sharks, i.e Mullein, Striped Lychnis, or Water Betony.  Its most likely a very late Mullein, as the others are very rare indeed in the area, but its still a notable record (I'll pass it on for an experts opinion).  Several micro lifers included the quality species of the tiny Ectoedemia decentella and the pyralid Dioryctria abietella.

23rd July:
8 Riband Wave
7 Dark Arches
5 Uncertain
5 Large Yellow Underwing
4 Rustic
3 Fan-foot
3 Peppered Moth
3 Buff Ermine
2 Scarce Footman NFY
2 July Highflyer
2 Dot Moth
2 Bright-line Brown-eye NFY
2 Elephant Hawk-moth
2 Poplar Hawk-moth
2 Swallow-tailed Moth
2 True Lover's Knot NFY
1 Mullein/Striped Lychnis/Water Betony NFG
1 September Thorn NFY
1 Poplar Grey
1 Iron Prominent
1 Brimstone
1 Scalloped Oak NFY
1 Single-dotted Wave NFY
1 Dunbar NFY
1 Marbled Beauty NFY
1 Small Fan-footed Wave NFY
1 Nut-tree Tussock
1 Common Footman NFY
1 Common Emerald NFY
1 Rosy Footman
1 Common White Wave
1 Miller NFY

1 Common White Plume
3 Udea prunalis
21 Chrysoteuchia culmella
7 Cydia splendana
1 Diamond-back Moth
1 Caloptilia elongella*
1 Bryotropha terrella
1 Dioryctria abietella*
7 Crambus pascuella
2 Codling Moth
2 Acleris forsskaleana
9 Agriphila straminella
5 Phycita roborella
1 Anania coronata
2 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
3 Holly Tortrix
1 Carcina quercana
2 Oegoconia sp.
1 Acrobasis advenella*
4 Pammene fasciana*
5 Eudonia mercurella
2 Hypsopygia glaucinalis
9 Dipleurina lacustrata
3 Small Magpie
1 Mother-of-pearl
2 Brown House-moth
1 Scoparia ambigualis
1 Lozotaenia forsterana
1 Eucosma hohenwartiana
1 Clepsis consimilana*
1 Ectoedemia decentella*
1 Bud Moth
1 Agriphila inquinatella
1 Notocelia rosaecolana
1 Opostega salaciella
1 Bird-cherry Ermine*
1 Cydia fagiglandana

probable Mullein

Common Emerald


True Lover's Knot

Bright-line Brown-eye

Scalloped Oak

September Thorn

Agriphila inquinatella

Caloptilia elongella (this looks two-toned, but actually its just a change in light)

Cydia fagiglandana

Dioryctria abietella

Codling Moth

Eudonia mercurella

Pammene fasciana

Ectoedemia decentella

Bird-cherry Ermine

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