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Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Moths Of Cromwell Bottom LNR

Sat 8th August 2015 Lagoons Cromwell Bottom LNR

Weather Warm and balmy with midges biting initially preceding day day dry warm and sunny with temperatures approachibng 18 - 20 degrees

Trap MV Robinson 125 W

General Comments & Counts

By far the most common Moth of the evening was the Large Yellow Unnderwing with well over 50 dropping in. . The shear volume of Moths meant we ran out of pots fairly quickly and missed quite a few micros,. The abundance of this site is reflected by a unique combination  of  diverse habitat mosaics and darkness as a result of artificial lighting allowing nature and moths to be breed  to their own natural sequence and cycles . With aprox 2600 British Moths the health of the ecosystem is often reflected as indicator species as a result of each moths larval food specificity. It tells us CB is doing fine as it is !

Three in attendance CD GW and LF

1906  Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata    ABH  70.226     x3
2107  Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342       x50
2109  Lesser Yellow Underwing ABH
 2003  Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac  ABH 71.013  x2
1648  Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria  ABH 65.005
1645  Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria ABH 65.001
1887  Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata  ABH 70.207  x5
0015  Orange Swift Triodia sylvina ABH 3.001                                 x4
2492  Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis  ABH 72.055
2474  Straw Dot Rivula sericealis  ABH 72.00
1405  Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038  x8
1922  Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria  ABH 70.243
1732  Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata  ABH 70.045        x2
2006  Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma  ABH 71.018            x3
1713  Riband Wave Idaea aversata non-banded form ABH 70.016
1702  Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata  ABH 70.013
2176  Antler Moth Cerapteryx gramini ABH  73.254  x1
2321  Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha  ABH 73.162
1955  Common White Wave Cabera pusaria ABH   70.277
1083  Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana ABH 49.156  TBC   x1
2198 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura ABH 73
1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata ABH 70.053
2343 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis  ABH 73.169

Buff Footman TBC
Common Waimscott  x
Query Rustic
Limnelphilus Caddis Fly

Follow On Tuesday 11th August 2015 Lagoons Cromwell Bottom LNR

Weather Significantly Cooler and High Humidity due to preceding days rain Temp 8 - 10 Degress 9:30 pm  - 12:30 am Lots of moisture and dew

Comments  Unlike previous trap session the main moth of the evening was the Clouded Border

1981  Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi ABH
1083  Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana ABH 49.156  x1
1887  Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata  ABH 70.207  x 40
2107  Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  ABH 73.342
1913  Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria  ABH 70.234        x1
2006  Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma  ABH 71.018          x2
1405  Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038
1956  Common Wave Cabera exanthemata ABH   70.278
1759  Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata ABH  70.094
1764  Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata  ABH 70.97
2343  Common Rustic  Mesapamea secalis Agg ABH 73.169
1722  Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designataABH 70.053
2300  Old Lady Mormo maura ABH 73.107
     
          Early / Purple Thorn TBC
     


Caddis Fly X2


1922 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria  ABH 70.243


Swallowtail 0209


The larvae feed on a number of trees and shrubs, but prefer ivy (Hedera helix).A  nocturnal moth having quite a short emergence period in July, Late or delay in this years season ?



0015  Orange Swift Triodia sylvina ABH 3.001         


Orange Swift 0201

Orange Swift 0182

In common with other members of the genus, the larvae feed on the roots of a variety of plants

1906  Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata    ABH  70.226

Brimstone 0243

Brimstone 1613

The larvae feed on a range of trees and bushes, including hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).


2006  Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma  ABH 71.018     

Lesser Swallow Prominant 0220

Lesser Swallow Prominant 1627

Lesser Swallow Prominant 0198

The larvae feed on birch (Betula).

1648  Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria  ABH 65.005

Pebble Hook Tip 1661


The larvae feed usually on birch (Betula), but sometimes on alder (Alnus glutinosa).


1645 Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria 65.001


Scalloped Hook Tip 0224


Distinct resting position like a half leaf  It is mainly a woodland species, and feeds as a larva on birch (Betula).

2003  Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac  ABH 71.013   

Pebble Prominent 0267

Pebble Prominent 1546


Pebble Prominent 1566

It frequents a range of habitats, but has a preference for damper localities, where the caterpillars feed on sallow (Salix) and poplar (Populus).

1405  Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis ABH 63.038


Mother Of Pearl 0248


The larvae feed on nettle (Urtica dioica), in a rolled-up leaf.

2492 Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis ABH 72.055



Small Fan Foot 0256


The larvae feed on the leaves of a range of deciduous trees, often on withered and fallen leaves.


1887  Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata  ABH 70.207  x5


Clouded Border 0229 

The larvae feed on sallow (Salix) and poplars (Populus), especially aspen (P. tremula).

TBC To Be Confirmed

2198 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura ABH 73.293
Wainscott 0250


Occupying downland, sand dunes and rough grassy areas, the larval foodplants are mainly grasses.

Footman (Buff) TBC

Footman 1605


1083  Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana ABH 49.156

Moth 1765

The larvae feed on a variety of trees including hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).



1759 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata ABH  70.094

Small Phoenix 1950





1956 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata ABH   70.278

White Wave 1877

1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata ABH 70.053

Flame Carpet 1904

1764 Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata ABH 70,097

Marbled Carpet 1956

2343 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis ABH 73.169


Common Rustic 1850


Common Rustic 2066

Note 3 species lumped making agg impossible to distinguish Lesser Rustic without detailed exam



Moths TBC


Purple / Early thorn 



Thorn 1837


Moth 1581

Moth 1574


2300  Old Lady Mormo maura ABH 73.107


Moth 0202

Moth 0203

Was circa 40 mm Large Moth Quite Dark


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