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Monday, 20 August 2012

Mega Micro Micros!

Here was I thinking that a return to trapping in my suburban garden would be a step down from the last couple of sensational field trips.  In terms of macros it certainly was, but the quality of the micros was just as good as the recent trappings at nature reserves.  Just three expected year ticks amongst the macros, but the micros were excellent, and included the stunning Mompha locupletella, as well as Aspilapteryx tringipennella, and Bucculatrix ulmella.  Also a notable number of Horse-chestnut Leaf-miners.  All these took some sorting I can tell you, almost all being of the microscopic type!  Note to self: Must get a hand-lens.

20th August:
14 Dunbar
14 Large Yellow Underwing
8 Riband Wave
5 Brimstone
4 Common Carpet
4 Common Rustic sp.
3 Willow Beauty
3 Lesser Yellow Underwing
2 Yellow-barred Brindle
2 Silver Y
2 Maiden's Blush
2 Iron Prominent
2 Shuttle-shaped Dart
2 Straw Dot
2 Small Rivulet
2 True Lover's Knot
1 Pebble Hook-tip
1 Green Carpet
1 Flounced Rustic NFY
1 Garden Carpet
1 Rosy Minor
1 Small Phoenix
1 Common White Wave
1 Mouse Moth
1 Ear Moth
1 Burnished Brass
1 Six-striped Rustic NFY
1 Old Lady NFY
1 Flame Shoulder
1 Fan-foot
1 Dark Arches
1 Spruce Carpet
1 Early Thorn
1 Rosy Footman
1 Copper Underwing
1 Buff Footman
1 Peppered Moth

14 Cydia splendana
8 Phycita roborella
7 Agriphila tristella
7 Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner
7 Eudonia mercurella
6 Blastobasis adustella
5 Agriphila geniculea
3 Hypsopygia glaucinalis
2 Holly Tortrix
2 Chrysoteuchia culmella
2 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix
2 Scoparia ambigualis
2 Aspilapteryx tringipennella*
2 Parornix anglicella
2 Caloptilia rufipennella
1 Eudonia truncicolella
1 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix
1 Garden Pebble
1 Cydia fagiglandana
1 Catoptria pinella
1 Light Brown Apple Moth
1 Bryotropha affinis
1 Acleris forsskaleana
1 Bucculatrix ulmella*
1 Trachycera advenella
1 Argyresthia goedartella
1 Beautiful Plume
1 Epinotia nisella
1 Rhyaconia pinicolana
1 Apple Leaf-miner*
1 Case-bearing Clothes-moth
1 Mompha locupletella*

Mompha locupletella

Bucculatrix ulmella

Aspilapteryx tringipennella

Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner

Apple Leaf-miner

Caloptilia rufipennella

Six-striped Rustic

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