Market Weighton Moths – March 2017

Monthly Summary – Updated on 04/04/2017

40w Actinic Light

21 species recorded during the month, including 4 new species (NFG)

CodeScientific NameCommon NameFirst dateLast dateNights TrappedTotal Moths Notes
2.008Eriocrania sangii30/03/201730/03/201711NFG, Gen det.
15.000Caloptilia
betulicola/elongella
09/03/201709/03/201711NFG
15.010Caloptilia stigmatellaWhite-triangle Slender12/03/201712/03/201711NFG
32.018Agonopterix heraclianaCommon Flat-body07/03/201721/03/201779
45.044Emmelina monodactylaCommon Plume08/03/201708/03/201711
49.039Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth30/03/201730/03/201711
70.066 Earophila badiataShoulder Stripe27/03/201727/03/201711
70.101Colostygia multistrigariaMottled Grey12/03/201712/03/201711NFG
70.141 Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug28/03/201729/03/201722
70.237 Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn25/03/201725/03/201711
70.239Selenia tetralunariaPurple Thorn31/03/201731/03/201711
70.245 Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth05/03/201711/03/201746
70.255 Agriopis marginariaDotted Border04/03/201711/03/201768
72.001 Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald30/03/201730/03/201711
73.069Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey11/03/201731/03/20171630
73.194Conistra vacciniiChestnut11/03/201713/03/201722
73.241Panolis flammeaPine Beauty18/03/201719/03/201722
73.242 Orthosia incertaClouded Drab10/03/201731/03/20171426
73.244Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker08/03/201731/03/20171864

73.245
Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker16/03/201730/03/201722
73.249Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character12/03/201731/03/20171633

Annual Comparison

YearNights Trapped Species TrappedAverage Species per NightTotal Moths TrappedAverage moths per Night
201726210.801957.5
20161160.54373.36
20151270.58262.16
201412121907.5

Full set of photos from the month can be found on my Flickr site, highlights below.

Eriocrania sp.02.008 Eriocrania sangii

15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella15.010 Caloptilia stigmatella

15.005 Caloptilia betulicola/elongella15.005 Caloptilia betulicola/elongella

70.101 Mottled Grey - Colostygia multistrigaria70.101 Mottled Grey – Colostygia multistrigaria

70.141 Double-striped Pug - Gymnoscelis rufifasciata70.141 Double-striped Pug – Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

70.239 Purple Thorn - Selenia tetralunaria70.239 Purple Thorn – Selenia tetralunaria

72.001 Herald - Scoliopteryx libatrix72.001 Herald – Scoliopteryx libatrix

73.241 Pine Beauty - Panolis flammea73.241 Pine Beauty – Panolis flammea