Thursday, July 12, 2018

Gone a bit quiet out there...

Not many posts recently, are people still seeing things? Moths and other insects are in full swing here now, with 98 species of moth recorded last night, although nothing entirely unexpected. Pictures of some of the less expected ones recently are below. Now just over 1500 species for the square.

Reed Leopard

Monochroa palustrellus

Pyla fusca

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Pigmy Footman

Sand Dart

1412 Macaria alternata Lepidoptera:moths Sharp-angled Peacock
1413 Chrysotoxum bicinctum Diptera Syrphidae
1414 Sarcophaga vagans Diptera Sarcophagidae
1415 Hercostomus chrysozygos Diptera Dolichopodidae
1416 Dolichopus wahlbergi Diptera Dolichopodidae
1417 Noctua fimbriata Lepidoptera:moths Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1418 Eilema griseola Lepidoptera:moths Dingy Footman
1419 Archips podana Lepidoptera:moths Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
1420 Xestia baja Lepidoptera:moths Dotted Clay
1421 Scopula emutaria Lepidoptera:moths Rosy Wave
1422 Meganola albula Lepidoptera:moths Kent Black Arches
1423 Ebulea crocealis Lepidoptera:moths Ochreous Pearl
1424 Calamotropha paludella Lepidoptera:moths Bulrush Veneer
1425 Pempelia palumbella Lepidoptera:moths Heather Knot-horn
1426 Platytes alpinella Lepidoptera:moths Hook-tipped Grass-veneer
1427 Eilema pygmaeola Lepidoptera:moths Pigmy Footman
1428 Mompha raschkiella Lepidoptera:moths Little Mompha
1429 Oedemera lurida Coleoptera Oedemeridae
1430 Pammene aurana Lepidoptera:moths Orange-spot Piercer
1431 Zygaena trifolii Lepidoptera:moths Five-spot Burnet
1432 Silene latifolia Vascular Plants White Campion
1433 Ballota nigra Vascular Plants Black Horehound
1434 Arctium minus Vascular Plants Lesser Burdock
1435 Linaria vulgaris Vascular Plants Common Toadflax
1436 Arthaldeus pascuellus Hemipteroids Cicadellidae
1437 Crocallis elinguaria Lepidoptera:moths Scalloped Oak
1438 Blastobasis adustella Lepidoptera:moths Furness Dowd
1439 Arenostola phragmitidis Lepidoptera:moths Fen Wainscot
1440 Sterna sandvicensis Birds Sandwich Tern
1441 Aeshna mixta Odonata Migrant Hawker
1443 Aethusa cynapium Vascular Plants Fool's Parsley
1444 Prunella vulgaris Vascular Plants Selfheal
1445 Capsella bursa-pastoris Vascular Plants Shepherd's-purse
1446 Sympetrum striolatum Odonata Common Darter
1447 Xylota sylvarum Diptera Syrphidae
1448 Ancylis achatana Lepidoptera:moths Triangle-marked Roller
1449 Cabera exanthemata Lepidoptera:moths Common Wave
1450 Eudonia lacustrata Lepidoptera:moths Little Grey
1451 Ectropis crepuscularia Lepidoptera:moths Engrailed
1452 Eremobia ochroleuca Lepidoptera:moths Dusky Sallow
1453 Furcula furcula Lepidoptera:moths Sallow Kitten
1454 Hemithea aestivaria Lepidoptera:moths Common Emerald
1455 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Lepidoptera:moths Brown House Moth
1456 Miltochrista miniata Lepidoptera:moths Rosy Footman
1457 Noctua comes Lepidoptera:moths Lesser Yellow Underwing
1458 Pelosia muscerda Lepidoptera:moths Dotted Footman
1459 Stigmella aurella Lepidoptera:moths Golden Pygmy
1460 Netelia vinulae Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae
1461 Tasgius morsitans Coleoptera Staph.
1462 Phytomyza krygeri Diptera Agromyzidae
1463 Macropis europaea Hymenoptera Yellow Loosestrife Bee
1464 Meconema thalassinum Orthopteroids Oak Bush-cricket
1465 Aleimma loeflingiana Lepidoptera:moths Yellow Oak Button
1466 Sagina procumbens Vascular Plants Procumbent or Mossy Pearlwort
1467 Sphenella marginata Diptera Tephritidae
1468 Agelena labyrinthica Arachnids Labyrinth Spider
1469 Rhinophora lepida Diptera Rhinophoridae
1470 Lavatera thuringiaca x L. olbia Vascular Plants Garden Tree Mallow
1471 Voria ruralis Diptera Tachinidae
1472 Phragmataecia castaneae Lepidoptera:moths Reed Leopard
1473 Agrotis ripae Lepidoptera:moths Sand Dart
1474 Pandemis heparana Lepidoptera:moths Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix
1475 Monochroa palustrellus Lepidoptera:moths Wainscot Neb
1476 Yponomeuta rorrella Lepidoptera:moths Willow Ermine
1477 Agriphila straminella Lepidoptera:moths Straw Grass-veneer
1478 Metzneria lappella Lepidoptera:moths Burdock Neb
1479 Tineola bisselliella Lepidoptera:moths Common Clothes Moth
1480 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Lepidoptera:moths Ruby Tiger
1481 Cydia splendana Lepidoptera:moths Marbled Piercer
1482 Sciurus carolinensis Mammals Grey Squirrel
1483 Pyla fusca Lepidoptera:moths Brown Knot-horn
1484 Thymelicus lineola Lepidoptera:butterflies Essex Skipper
1485 Eurygaster testudinaria Hemipteroids Tortoise Bug
1486 Omocestus viridulus Orthopteroids Common Green Grasshopper
1487 Platycephala planifrons Diptera Chloropidae
1488 Pithanus maerkelii Hemipteroids Mirid Bug
1489 Neophilaenus lineatus Hemipteroids Froghopper
1490 Nabis limbatus Hemipteroids Marsh Damsel Bug
1491 Plagiognathus arbustorum Hemipteroids Mirid Bug
1492 Lopus decolor Hemipteroids Mirid Bug
1493 Crassa unitella Lepidoptera:moths Golden-brown Tubic
1494 Hydriomena furcata Lepidoptera:moths July Highflyer
1495 Catoptria pinella Lepidoptera:moths Pearl Grass-veneer
1496 Cabera pusaria Lepidoptera:moths Common White Wave
1497 Eucosma obumbratana Lepidoptera:moths Two-coloured Bell
1498 Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Lepidoptera:moths Large Twin-spot Carpet
1499 Xanthorhoe ferrugata Lepidoptera:moths Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
1500 Cnephasia longana Lepidoptera:moths Long-winged Shade
1501 Mesoligia furuncula Lepidoptera:moths Cloaked Minor
1502 Antherophagus pallens Coleoptera Cryptophagidae


  1. Obviously don't know about the other two but yes I am still plugging away. However not much of note recently - except for a Hummingbird Hawk-moth, but unlike you have been completely unable to get a photo of it as its whizzes around the Lavender flowers.

  2. Superb effort, Tim. Great to see you aren't easing up! 2K draws ever closer!

  3. Fantastic. 98 species of moth in one night is utterly inconceivable to me! Some corkers in there