Market Weighton Moths – October 2017

Monthly Summary – Updated on 01/11/2017

40w Actinic Light

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

CodeScientific NameCommon NameFirst DateLast DateNights TrappedTotal MothsNotes
18.001Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth14/10/201714/10/201711
41.003Blastobasis lacticolellaWakely's Dowd23/10/201723/10/201711
48.001Anthophila fabricianaNettle-Tap04/10/201704/10/201711
49.039Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth02/10/201729/10/20171120
49.066xAcleris laterana/comariana15/10/201715/10/201711
49.077Acleris varieganaGarden Rose Tortrix02/10/201702/10/201711
70.049Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet10/10/201710/10/201712
70.077Pennithera firmataPine Carpet15/10/201715/10/201711
70.079Thera britannicaSpruce Carpet15/10/201723/10/201722
70.095Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet11/10/201725/10/201799
70.098Dysstroma citrataDark Marbled Carpet08/10/201708/10/201711NFG
70.107xEpirrita dilutata agg.November Moth agg.02/10/201723/10/2017915
70.244Colotois pennariaFeathered Thorn13/10/201713/10/201711
70.256Erannis defoliariaMottled Umber15/10/201715/10/201711
73.012Diachrysia chrysitisBurnished Brass08/10/201709/10/201722
73.015Autographa gammaSilver Y09/10/201709/10/201711
73.068Allophyes oxyacanthaeGreen-brindled Crescent01/10/201723/10/20171112
73.095Caradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow13/10/201713/10/201711
73.113Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades09/10/201711/10/201733
73.181Xanthia togataPink-barred Sallow09/10/201709/10/201711
73.186Agrochola lychnidisBeaded Chestnut04/10/201717/10/201755
73.187Agrochola lituraBrown-spot Pinion03/10/201703/10/201711
73.189Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker06/10/201721/10/201755
73.190Agrochola macilentaYellow-line Quaker18/10/201718/10/201711NFG
73.194Conistra vacciniiChestnut29/10/201729/10/201711
73.202Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot13/10/201713/10/201711
73.206Lithophane leautieriBlair's Shoulder-knot01/10/201713/10/201744
73.224Griposia aprilinaMerveille du Jour01/10/201701/10/201711
73.233Aporophyla nigraBlack Rustic02/10/201702/10/201711
73.291Mythimna pallensCommon Wainscot08/10/201720/10/201722
73.319Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth15/10/201717/10/201722
73.325Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart17/10/201728/10/201744
73.342Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing01/10/201715/10/201733
73.345Noctua comesLesser Yellow Underwing01/10/201701/10/201711
73.359Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character10/10/201714/10/201733

Annual Comparison

YearNights Trapped Species TrappedTotal Moths TrappedAverage moths per Night
201731351123.61
20161310342.61
20151919442.31
20142331.5
2013921343.77

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

70.077 Pine Carpet - Pennithera firmata70.077 Pine Carpet – Pennithera firmata

70.095 Red-green Carpet - Chloroclysta siterata70.095 Red-green Carpet – Chloroclysta siterata

70.098 Dark Marbled Carpet - Dysstroma citrata70.098 Dark Marbled Carpet – Dysstroma citrata

70.244 Feathered Thorn - Colotois pennaria70.244 Feathered Thorn – Colotois pennaria

73.113 Angle Shades - Phlogophora meticulosa73.113 Angle Shades – Phlogophora meticulosa

73.189 Red-line Quaker - Agrochola lota73.189 Red-line Quaker – Agrochola lota

73.190 Yellow-line Quaker - Agrochola macilenta73.190 Yellow-line Quaker – Agrochola macilenta

73.224 Merveille du Jour - Griposia aprilina73.224 Merveille du Jour – Griposia aprilina

73.233 Black Rustic - Aporophyla nigra73.233 Black Rustic – Aporophyla nigra