Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Update from TM0025 - 3 July 2013

So it’s a week and a half on. The new moth trap has been active a couple of nights, and I have been reviewing a number of species found over the last few weeks. I’ve also been out and about trying to find new corners of the square that are accessible. Consequently, the total has taken a leap, although I am still put to shame by the leaders. Here are the latest additions:

309. Hedgehog (flat, unfortunately)
Flies, bees etc.
310. Pimpla rufipes
311. Pimpla hypochondriaca
312. Oplodontha viridula
313. Sicus ferrugineus

314. Poecilobothrus nobilitatus
315. Tenthredo mesomelas
316. Mystacides azurea
317. Glyphotaelius pellucidus
318. Asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi
319. Rhynchites aequatus         

320. 7-spot ladybird, Coccinella 7-punctata
321. Propylea 14-punctata
322. Chrysolina banksi
323. Willow flea beetle, Crepidodera aurata
324. Holly aphid, Aphis ilicus
325. Birch shieldbug, Elasmostethus interstinctus  

326. Common green capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus
327. Common earwig, Forficula auricularia
328. Cabbage whitefly, Aleyrodes proletella
329. Phyllobius pomaceus         

330. Dark bush-cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera (nymph pictured)

331. Speckled bush-cricket, Leptophyes punctatissima
332. Small magpie, Anania hortulata
333. Crambus pascuella
334. Crambus lathoniellus
335. Grey pug, Eupithecia subfuscata
336. Horse-chestnut leaf-miner, Cameraria ohridella
337. Celypha lacunana
338. The vapourer, Orgya antiqua (caterpillar)

339. Brown house moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella
340. Uncertain, Hoplodrina alsines
341. Maple prominent, Ptilodon cucullina
342. Tawny-speckled pug, Tawny-speckeled pug
343. Double square-spot, Xestia triangulum
344. Lychnis, Hadena bicruris
345. Clay, Mythimna ferrago
346. Light arches, Apamea lithoxylaea
347. Sycamore, Acronicta aceris
348. Heart and club, Agrotis clavis
349. Willow beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria
350. The flame, Axylia putris
351. Variegated golden tortrix, Archips xylosteana
352. Scoparia subfusca
353. Chrysoteuchia culmella
354. Blotched emerald,  Comibaena bajularia
355. Common pug,  Eupithecia vulgata
356. Marbled minor, Olgia strigilis
357. Elephant hawkmoth, Deilophila elpenor
358. Privet hawkmoth, Sphinx ligustri
359. Large yellow underwing, Noctua pronuba
360. Setaceous hebrew character, Xestia c-nigrum
361. Buff ermine, Spilosoma luteum
362. Garden carpet,  Xanthorhoe fluctuata
363. Least carpet, Idaea rusticata
364. Lime-speck pug, Eupithecia cantaureata
365. Grey dagger, Acronicta psi
366. Dark arches, Apamea monoglypha
367. Spruce carpet, Thera britannica
368. Garden pebble, Evergestis forficalis
369. Epinotia bilunana
370. Ancylis achatana
371. Phyllocoptes goniothorax (a gall mite of hawthorn)  
372. Aceria myriadeum (a gall mite of maple)
373. Eriophyes leiosoma (a gall mote of lime trees)
374. Eriophyes inangulis (a gall mite of alder)  

375. Dasineura urtica (a gall midge of stinging nettle)
376. Trioza alacris (a gall psyllid of bay)
377. Misumena vatia (any thoughts on the bee that it has captured in this picture?)

378. Wolf spider, Pardosa amentata
379. Enoplagnatha ovata
380. Mouse spider, Scotophaeus blackwalli
381. Araniella cucurbitina
382. Philodromus dispar
383. Tetragnatha extensa

384. Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea
385. Yellow water-lily, Nuphar lutea
386. Meadow cranesbill, Geraneum pratense
387. Spotted medick, Medicago arabica
388. Hedge woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
389. Bugloss, Anchusa arvensis
390. Field pansy, Viola arvensus  
391. Sweet violet, Viola odorata
392. Henbit deadnettle, Lamium amplexicaule
393. Smaller cat’s-tail, Phleum pratense
394. Marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre
395. Ribbed melilot, Melilotus officinalis
396. English scurvygrass, Cochlearia anglica
397. Nipplewort, Lapsana communis
398. Greater plantain, Plantago major
399. Common evening-primrose, Oenothera biennis
400. Horse-chestnut leaf-blotch, Guignardia aesculi
401. Bramble-leaf rust, Phragmidiom violaceum

402. Hypogymnia physoides


  1. I take it the spiders were gen det.. 2/3 of those listed have very close, and not uncommon, dopplegangers.

  2. I was thinking that spider records are in short supply and it would be *great* to generate some for the Spider Recording Scheme out of the challenge, and I was curious as to whether these species were reasonable assumptions (fine for challenge or personal list) or determined by genitalia (suitable for the scheme).

    Pardosa amentata (various)
    Enoplagnatha ovata s.s.(latimana)
    Araniella cucurbitina s.s.(opisthographa)
    Tetragnatha extensa (montana)

    On the other hand, I'm a country mile behind updating my own paltry list, so feel free to tell me to **** off ;)

  3. Hi Matt
    I did wonder where you were coming from, but your comment makes perfect sense. I'm afraid that I'm not at the level of confirming ID by dissection so I guess that my records are not of sufficient quality for the recording scheme, even though it would be great to be able to contribute.