Market Weighton Moths – May 2017

Monthly Summary – Updated on 28/06/2017

40w Actinic Light

21 species recorded during the month, including 2 new species (NFG)

CodeScientific NameCommon NameFirst DateLast DateNights TrappedTotal MothsNotes
03.002Korscheltellus lupulinaCommon Swift20/05/201720/05/201711
28.009Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth13/05/201722/05/201744
32.017Agonopterix arenella02/05/201723/05/201733
49.039Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth14/05/201721/05/201722
49.166Celypha lacunana23/05/201725/05/201711
49.240Epinotia immundanaCommon Birch Bell23/05/201723/05/201711NFG
49.298Notocelia trimaculana25/05/201725/05/201711
62.001Aphomia sociellaBee Moth23/05/201725/05/201724
63.025Anania hortulataSmall Magpie24/05/201725/05/201722
69.003Laothoe populiPoplar Hawk-moth22/05/201722/05/201711
70.049Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet10/05/201724/05/201734
70.051Xanthorhoe spadiceariaRed Twin-spot Carpet12/05/201716/05/201733
70.054Xanthorhoe montanataSilver-ground Carpet25/05/201725/05/201711
70.061Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet15/05/201718/05/201722
70.097Dysstroma truncataCommon Marbled Carpet25/05/201725/05/201711
70.100Colostygia pectinatariaGreen Carpet23/05/201725/05/201722
70.160Eupithecia tripunctariaWhite-spotted Pug12/05/201712/05/201722
70.183Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug24/05/201725/05/201724
70.184Eupithecia exiguataMottled Pug16/05/201725/05/201748
70.257Menophra abruptariaWaved Umber06/05/201706/05/201711
71.020Pterostoma palpinaPale Prominent10/05/201710/05/201711
72.020Spilosoma lubricipedaWhite Ermine16/05/201725/05/201757
73.001Abrostola tripartitaSpectacle16/05/201716/05/201711
73.069Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey02/05/201705/05/201722
73.095Caradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow23/05/201723/05/201711
73.101Charanyca trigrammicaTreble Lines23/05/201725/05/201733
73.114Euplexia luciparaSmall Angle Shades23/05/201723/05/201711
73.113Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades12/05/201712/05/201711
73.156Apamea crenataClouded-bordered Brindle01/05/201722/05/201733
73.158Apamea sordensRustic Shoulder-knot21/05/201725/05/201722
73.173xOligia strigilis agg.Marbled Minor agg.25/05/201725/05/201722
73.249Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character04/05/201725/05/201777
73.267Lacanobia oleraceaBright-line Brown-eye21/05/201723/05/201722
73.317Agrotis exclamationisHeart & Dart16/05/201725/05/2017713
73.325Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart12/05/201725/05/2017916
73.329Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder14/05/201725/05/2017610
73.334Diarsia rubiSmall Square-spot14/05/201725/05/2017610
74.004Nola confusalisLeast Black Arches17/05/201717/05/201711NFG

Annual Comparison

YearNights Trapped Species TrappedAverage Species per NightTotal Moths TrappedAverage moths per Night
201720381.91316.55
201615140.93241.6
201515191.26392.6
20148232.87435.37

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

49.240 Epinotia immundana49.240 Epinotia immundana

69.003 Poplar Hawk-moth - Laothoe populi69.003 Poplar Hawk-moth – Laothoe populi

70.100 Green Carpet - Colostygia pectinataria70.100 Green Carpet – Colostygia pectinataria

71.020 Pale Prominent - Pterostoma palpina71.020 Pale Prominent – Pterostoma palpina

73.114 Small Angle Shades - Euplexia lucipara73.114 Small Angle Shades – Euplexia lucipara

74.004 Least Black Arches - Nola confusalis74.004 Least Black Arches – Nola confusalis