Friday, 29 April 2011

Still cool but 2 NFY

Added Peppered Moth and Cinnabar last night plus a good range of pugs;
Common Pug 2, Brindled Pug 3, Oak-tree Pug 1, Dwarf Pug 1, Water Carpet 1, Streamer 1, Pale Tussock 1, Scalloped Hazel 1, Early Grey 1, Twin-spotted Quaker 1, Hebrew Character 3.
Peppered Moth

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Shuttle-shaped Dart NFY

First Shuttle-shaped Dart but little else with the overnight temperature as low as 3 Centigrade.
Powdered Quaker 1, Hebrew Character 1, Spectacle 1.
Shuttle-shaped Dart

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

First major rarity - Chocolate-tip

Added Brimstone and Chocolate-tip from the trap at home last night. The Chocolate-tip is a major rarity in Derbyshire, looking on the National Biodiversity Network plus the Derbyshire & Notts Entomological reports there may have been odd records in the south of the county but that's all.
Didn't catch much else, Oak-tree Pug 2 , Common pug 2, Brindled Pug 5, Pale Tussock 1, Bright-line Brown-eye 1, Common Quaker 1.



Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A boost to the numbers

A cool night with only 19 moths caught but four were new for the year; Pale-shouldered Brocade, Flame Shoulder, Red Twin-spot Carpet and Bright-line Brown-eye, also a darker form of the Water Carper abb piceata plus Brindled Pug 3, Oak-tree Pug 3, Small Phoenix 1, Brindled Beauty 1, Hebrew Character 2, Clouded Drab 2 and the unusual Engrailed/Small Engrailed (photo below).
Red Twin-spot Carpet

Flame Shoulder

Flame Shoulder

Water Carpet abb piceata

The dark form of Water Carpet, not as dark as they get.
Water Carpet abb. piceata

Pale-shouldered Brocade

Pale-shouldered Brocade

Bright-line Brown-eye

Bright-line Brown-eye

Monday, 25 April 2011

An unusual form of The Engrailed

Caught this evening, the surface of the wing looked similar to Powdered Quaker! Given the date it could now be a form of Small Engrailed also.
Engrailed/Small Engrailed

Longstone Edge - Mother Shipton

First Mother Shipton flying today, at least 3 in bright sunshine with a single Dingy Skipper.
Mother Shipton

Black Stork Beeley Moor Yesterday

There appears to be a genuine report of a Black Stork over Beeley Moore yesterday at about 2:40 pm flying SW in the direction of Ogston Reservoir. I was on the moor mid-afternoon watching my first Hobby of the year and can't recall seeing a large black and white stork.........Oh well.

First Hawk-moth for the year

Added Lime Hawk-moth and Nut-tree Tussock last night, the latter is reasonably common in the local woodland but a rarity in my garden.
Numbers of moths are down on the warmer evenings last week; Emmelina monodactyla 1, Eriocrania subpurpurella 3,Streamer 1, Water Carpet 2, Small Phoenix 1, Brindled Pug 3, Oak-tree Pug 2, Pale Tussock 1, Common Quaker 3, Clouded Drab 3, Hebrew Character 4, Early Grey 1.
Lime Hawk-moth

Nut-tree Tussock

Nut-tree Tussock

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Clough Wood - Lunar Marbled Brown

Two Lunar Marbled Brown are a first for the area for me, caught at Clough Wood last night along with Clouded Silver NFY.

Lunar Marbled Brown

Clouded Silver

Clouded Silver

Common Heath

There have been large number of Common Heath on Beeley in the last few days.
Common Heath

Results from last night

In addition to Alder Kitten (below) also added Pale Tussock last night.
Brindled Beauty 1, Waved Umber 2, Scalloped Hazel 2, Streamer 1, Brindled Pug 4, Common Pug 2, Common Quaker 5, Hebrew Character 6, Clouded Drab 6, Pine Beauty 1.
Pale Tussock

Another Kitten!

Surprisingly I caught an Alder Kitten last night, I've never caught Poplar Kitten locally so am unlikely to get the set.
Alder Kitten 

Friday, 22 April 2011

First Kitten for the year

Added Sallow Kitten, Dwarf Pug and Common Pug last night, also;
Brindled Beauty 3, Waved Umber 2, Small Phoenix 1, Brindled Pug 2, Oak-tree Pug 1,  Lesser Swallow Prominent, Common Quaker 8, Clouded Drab 4, Twin-spotted Quaker 2, Hebrew Character 5, Small Quaker 1, Early Grey 1.
Sallow Kitten

Dwarf Pug

A classic Dwarf Pug with dark cross band on the abdomen, large central dot in the wing which lacks the pale area in the outer wing also none of the black dashes shown by Brindled and Oak-tree.
Dwarf Pug

Common Pug

Common Pug

Good numbers of spring migrants

Walked up to Beeley Moor and saw a good selection of spring migrants; Pied Flycatchers and Wood Warbler in Halldale Wood, not a great photo but you can tell what it is. Tree Pipits on Flash Lane and Lesser Whitethroat on Beeley Triangle with a flyover Crossbill. Also had my first Cuckoo yesterday.
Wood Warbler

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Neofaculta ericetella

Identified Neofaculta ericetella in last night's catch.
Neofaculta ericetella

Another cool night but Small Phoenix and Herald NFY

Trapping at home;
Eriocrania subpupurella 1, Small Phoenix 1, Waved Umber 1, Streamer 2, Common Quaker 6, Hebrew Character 3, early Grey 2, Clouded Drab, Herald 1. - escaped so no photo yet.
Small Phoenix

Flash Lane

A couple of hours on Flash Lane produced the first White-pinion Spotted of the year but little else, the temperature dropped rapidly once the sun had set.
White-pinion Spotted

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

I've identified the micro from a couple of weeks back as Zelleria hepariella, not sure of the status in Derbyshire.
 I now have another to id looks like Gracillariidae and probably Caloptilla, in natural light it looks almost black but the two photos below were taken with full macro light and the second in daylight with some additional lighting.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Waved Umber NFY

First Waved Umber of the year plus;
Many Plumed Moth 3, Brindled Beauty 1, Early Thorn 1, Red-green Carpet 1, Brindled Pug 1, Pine Beauty 1, Small Quaker 1, Common Quaker 5, Clouded Drab 2, Powdered Quaker 2, Hebrew Character 2, Early Grey 1.
Waved Umber

Friday, 15 April 2011

Three new moths

Added Agonopterix arenella, Oak-tree Pug and Lesser Swallow Prominent last night, also;
Brindled Beauty, Streamer 2, Water Carpet, Dotted Border, Brindled Pug, Double-striped Pug, Common Quaker 3, Clouded Drab 3, Hebrew Character 2.
Lesser Swallow Prominent

Oak-tree Pug

Not a great specimen, with a slightly deformed left wing.
Oak-tree Pug

Agonopterix arenella

Agonopterix arenella

Variations on the Double-striped Pug

A couple of variations on Double-striped Pug.

Double-striped Pug

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Yellow-barred Brindle NFY

First Yellow-barred Brindle of the year, a flurry of pugs but only Brindled and Double-striped.
13/04 Water carpet, 1 Streamer 2, Yellow-barred Brindle 1, Red-green Carpet 1, Early Tooth-striped 1, Double-striped Pug 1, Brindled Pug 7, Early Thorn 2, Purple Thorn 1, Small Quaker 3, Common Quaker 14, Clouded Drab 5, Hebrew Character 4, Powdered Quaker 4, Twin-spotted Quaker 1, Early Grey 2.
12/04 Emmelina monodactyla 1, Water carpet 1, Common Quaker 3, Powdered Quaker 2, Clouded Drab 1.
Yellow-barred Brindle

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

First Purple Thorn

In what was an otherwise quiet night as the temperature dropped to 4 Centigrade the first Purple Thorn of the year was a welcome arrival.
11/04 Purple Thorn 1, Small Quaker 1, Common Quaker 4, Powdered Quaker 2, Clouded Drab 1, Hebrew Character 6.

Purple Thorn

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