Monday, 15 July 2013

Another 32

The moth trap is still performing well with 66 species overnight including 17 new ones for the year.
In addition, a few hours on the fell on Sunday produced two more new moths as well as a host of butterflies on the wing including my first Small Skippers. Also 9 new species of plant, Field Grasshopper and Common Froghopper. Whilst walking around I also came across a Garden Warbler's nest with 3, possible 4 chicks in it being fed by their parents

This makes my list of species in the 1 km square now sitting at 743.

The list of new ones were -

On the Fell
Scotopteryx chenopodiata (Shaded Broad-bar)
Zygaena lonicerae (Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet)
Chorthippus brunneus (Common Field Grasshopper)
Philaenus spumarius (Common Froghopper)
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)

Small Skipper

Epilobium parviflorum (Hoary Willow-herb)
Reseda lutea (Wild Mignonette)
Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris (Bladder Campion)
Torilis japonica (Upright Hedge-parsley)
Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover) 
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury)

Common Centaury

Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort) 
Avena sativa (Oat) 
Erica cinerea (Bell Heather) 

In the moth trap

Leucoma salicis (White Satin)
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)
Tinea semifulvella (a micro-moth)

Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave)
Cerapteryx graminis (Antler Moth)
Eupithecia lariciata (Larch Pug)
Eupithecia tantillaria (Dwarf Pug)
Pheosia tremula (Swallow Prominent)
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)

Gold Spangle

Dipleurina lacustrata  (a micro-moth)
Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 

Platyptilia pallidactyla (a plume-moth)
Phlyctaenia coronata (a micro-moth)
Eulithis mellinata (Spinach)
Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) 
Udea olivalis (a micro-moth)
Helcystogramma rufescens (a micro-moth)
Elachista albifrontella (a micro-moth)

A very nice tally, which also included some moths already seen this year like Blood-vein


but yesterday was most remembered for the butterflies that were flying around, literally dozens of Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Large and Small Skippers and Common Blues, with smaller numbers of Small Tortoiseshells, Painted Ladys, Large Whites and Speckled Woods.


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