10 Species of Noctuidae: Noctuinae added, bringing the total presented to 1376.
16 Species of Noctuidae : Hadeninae : Leucaniini added, together with page to aid the identification of the Leucanine Wainscots (Mythimna). This just leaves the subfamily Noctuinae to do to complete the systematic presentation of material. I hope to complete this before the end of March 2017.
The 6 species shown below have also been added this month - bringing the total to 1366.
Four species added this month, bringing the total to 1344.
3 weeks of trapping on St Marys, Isles of Scilly provided 2 species new for me and an opportunity to photograph 2 additional species new for the website:
73.008 Chrysodeixis chalcites (Golden Twin-spot); St Marys; 10/10/2016; on ivy (photographed courtesy of Jake and Ian of @ArlyRes)
73.010 Macdunnoughia confusa (Dewick's Plusia); St Marys; 07/10/2016; to light
73.104 Athetis hospes (Porter's Rustic); St Agnes: 05/10/2016 (photographed courtesy of Dave Grundy)
73.330 Ochropleura leucogaster (Radford's Flame Shoulder); St Marys; 08/10/2016; to light
20 species of Noctuidae | Hadeninae | Hadenini added
Added to the previously stated total this should bring the species presented to 1364 but a recount suggests the true figure is 1340.
Only one new species obtained this month: 49.167 Celypha rivulana; Glenshee on 1st; to light
3 species of Noctuidae | Hadeninae | Tholeriini added
And the following 7 recently obtained species added
1340 species presented
Species obtained this month that were new to me, to be presented in due course, are:
19.008 Glyphipterix schoenicolella; Foulden Common, several on 14th, netted around Black Bog-rush at dusk
32.026 Agonopterix kaekeriziana; Foulness on 13th, to light
49.137 Cochylis dubitana; Foulden Common, 2 on 14th, to light
70.150 Eupithecia linariata (Toadflax Pug); Westcliff-on-sea on 24th, to light
73.167 Apamea exulis (Northern Arches); Glenshee on 27th, to light
9 species of Noctuidae: Hadeninae: Orthosiini added
And the following 9 recently obtained species added
1330 species presented
Trapping this month was as follows: 1st-7th inc. Arne, Dorset;
New species for me were:
04.035 Stigmella salicis - to light on 6th at Arne
15.003 Caloptilia populetorum - to light on 7th at Arne
15.075 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella - to light on 4th & 5th at Arne
35.003 Syncopacma larseniella - potted by day and upto 10 to light each night at Arne
35.020 Anarsia spartiella - 2 to light on 3rd, 1 on 6th and 1 on 7th at Arne
35.065 Monochroa cytisella - to light on 4th at Arne
35.091 Sophronia semicostella - 2 to light on 4th, 1 on 5th and 1 on 6th at Arne
37.070 Coleophora tamesis - to light at Arne on 2nd
49.305 Rhyacionia buoliana - netted at dusk on 3rd and 5th at Arne
62.022 Pemplelia genistella - netted late dusk on 7th at Shipstal Beach, Arne by Ben lewis
70.002 Idaea muricata (Purple-bordered Gold) netted by day on 30th June at Catfield Fen, Norfolk by Ben Lewis
72.029 Callimorpha dominula (Scarlet Tiger) netted by day on 4th at Ballards Down (Studland)
The final species of Noctuidae : Xyleninae (Dark Brocade) and the species with images below added.
1312 species presented.
25 species of Noctuidae: Xyleninae: Xylenini added
Trapping this month was as follows: 4th Foulness (Essex), 5th Strumpshaw Fen (Norfok), 6th Foulden Common (Norfolk), 11th Foulness (Essex), 17th-23rd inc. Eyeworth, New Forest (Hampshire), 24th-30th inc. Romansleigh (Devon). The weather in the second half of the month was disappointly cool and generally poor, though there were 2 or 3 rewarding nights.
The following species were new for me:
07.004 Nemophora fasciella (Foulness, 11th, potted by day)
35.064 Argolamprotes micella (Romansleigh, 28th, 2 to light)
35.143 Teleiodes luculella (Eyeworth, 20th, 3 to light)
49.158 Hedya ochroleucana (Romansleigh, 25th, 28th, to light)
49.169 Celypha aurofasciana (Eyeworth, 22nd, to light)
49.216 Ancylis mitterbacheriana (Foulden, 6th, netted at dusk)
62.010 Elegia similella (Eyeworth, 22nd, to light)
63.083 Crambus uliginosellus (Eyeworth, 20th, to light)
70.065 Euphyia unagnulata (Sharp-angled Carpet) (Foulden, 6th, to light)
70.113 Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet) (Romansleigh, 2 on 26th, 2 on 29th, 1on 30th, to light)
73.288 Mythimna turca (Double Line) (Romansleigh, 24th, 6 to light and seen every night to 30th)
These will be added to the site in due course
1301 species presented
A 3 week trip to Scotland with mostly very cold nights (-4 to +4 degC) produced 10 new species for me
15.018 Povolnya leucapennella
18.006 Rhigognostis incarnatella
32.001 Semioscopis avellanella
32.011 Agonopterix scopariella
34.002 Pancalia schwarzella
49.035 Clepsis senecionana (Obscure Tortrix)
49.086 Acleris logiana (Grey Birch Button)
70.096 Chloclysta miata (Autumn Green Carpet)
70.216 Macaria carbonaria (Netted Mountain Moth)
73.234 Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)
All but the last of these have been added to the site along with 10 species of Noctuidae: Xyleninae: Xylenini
Thanks to Harri Jalava for helping with the female genitalia of Parornix species and reidentifying one of my P.carpinella specimens as P.fagivora. The Parornix page has been amended and a P.fagivora page added.
1276 species presented.
33 species added to complete Noctuidae: Xyleninae: Apameini
And one new species so far this year: Pine Beauty
1256 species presented
Dr Chris Lewis