Friday, October 19, 2018

Horsey Corner - the big moth dip

There were a couple of exceptional days of moth migration in southern and eastern England recently, and for various reasons I missed both of them. Very frustrating, as some of the moths not too far away were fab - Crimson Speckled etc. Still, it's turning out to be a good moth year overall, now up to 491 species, far more than I thought I'd get at the start of the year. Add in a few aphids and what more could you want? A Yellow-browed Warbler has just made an appearance in the garden.

Green-brindled Crescent
Recent additions:

1949 Fannia canicularis Diptera Fanniidae
1950 Gammarus pulex Crustaceans Freshwater Shrimp
1951 Elipsocus hyalinus Hemipteroids Psocoptera
1952 Pseudolyciella stylata agg. Diptera Lauxanidae
1953 Leistus rufomarginatus Coleoptera Carabidae
1954 Agriotes acuminatus Coleoptera Elateridae
1955 Leptoglossus occidentalis Hemipteroids Western Conifer Seed Bug
1956 Glebionis segetum Vascular Plants Corn Marigold
1957 Allophyes oxyacanthae Lepidoptera:moths Green-brindled Crescent
1958 Macrolepiota procera Fungi Parasol
1959 Chortodes pygmina Lepidoptera:moths Small Wainscot
1960 Monopis obviella Lepidoptera:moths Yellow-backed Clothes Moth
1961 Medicago lupulina Vascular Plants Black Medick
1962 Entomobrya nivalis Springtails etc Collembola
1963 Entomobrya intermedia Springtails etc Collembola
1964 Neuroterus albipes Hymenoptera Smooth Spangle Gall on Oak
1965 Fenusa dohrnii Hymenoptera Symphyta: Tenthredinidae
1966 Phyllonorycter stettinensis Lepidoptera:moths Leaf mine on Alder
1967 Stigmella glutinosae Lepidoptera:moths White-barred Alder Pygmy
1969 Hylemya variata Diptera Anthomyiidae
1970 Neuroterus quercusbaccarum Hymenoptera Common Spangle Gall on Oak
1971 Neuroterus anthracinus Hymenoptera Oyster Gall on Oak
1972 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella Lepidoptera:moths Common Oak Midget
1973 Drepanosiphum platanoidis Hemipteroids Common Sycamore Aphid
1974 Phylloscopus inornatus Birds Yellow-browed Warbler


  1. I better start looking for my YBW. Stunning moth total and almost to the big 2K! You must surely make 500 on moths too I would imagine. How long will that 2k record stand I wonder