Market Weighton Moths – April 2018

Monthly Summary – Updated on 02/05/2018

40w Actinic Light

Despite a drop in overall numbers of individuals trapped, 26 species were recorded during the month, beating the previous best April by five which was a surprising result. One species new to the garden was Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata with a single on 7th. Other highlights included a nicely marked Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda on 15th; my first ‘white spotted’ Satellite Eupsilia transversa on 20th and a smart Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix on 23rd.

CodeScientific NameCommon NameFirst DateLast DateNights TrappedTotal MothsNotes
28.009Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth24/04/201824/04/201811
29.001Diurnea fagellaMarch Tubic02/04/201807/04/201822
32.007Agonopterix ocellanaRed-letter Flat-body06/04/201806/04/201811
32.017Agonopterix arenellaBrindled Flat-body18/04/201818/04/201811
32.018Agonopterix heraclianaCommon Flat-body07/04/201808/04/201823
32.031Agonopterix alstromerianaBrown-spot Flat-body02/04/201802/04/201811
32.036Depressaria radiellaParsnip Moth19/04/201819/04/201811
45.044Emmelina monodactylaCommon Plume21/04/201821/04/201811
49.039Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth19/04/201819/04/201811
62.001Aphomia sociellaBee Moth16/04/201816/04/201811
70.049Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet25/04/201825/04/201811
70.066Earophila badiataShoulder Stripe17/04/201817/04/201811
70.103Lampropteryx suffumataWater Carpet07/04/201807/04/201811NFG
70.141Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug19/04/201819/04/201811
70.237Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn17/04/201824/04/2018610
70.245Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth03/04/201803/04/201811
72.001Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald23/04/201823/04/201811
73.069Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey03/04/201830/04/20182035
73.194Conistra vacciniiChestnut09/04/201809/04/201811
73.210Eupsilia transversaSatellite20/04/201820/04/201811
73.242Orthosia incertaClouded Drab03/04/201823/04/20181841
73.244Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker01/04/201825/04/20182045
73.245Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker19/04/201823/04/201834
73.247Orthosia gracilisPowdered Quaker16/04/201830/04/2018920
73.249Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character01/04/201830/04/20182792
73.250Anorthoa mundaTwin-spotted Quaker15/04/201815/04/201811

Annual Comparison

YearNights Trapped Species TrappedAverage Species per NightTotal Moths TrappedAverage moths per Night
201830260.861244.13
201730210.71715.7
201620100.5422.1
201518170.94573.16
201419150.79747.5

Highlights

70.103 Water Carpet - Lampropteryx suffumata70.103 Water Carpet – Lampropteryx suffumata

72.001 Herald - Scoliopteryx libatrix72.001 Herald – Scoliopteryx libatrix

73.210 Satellite - Eupsilia transversa73.210 Satellite – Eupsilia transversa

73.250 Twin-spotted Quaker - Anorthoa munda73.250 Twin-spotted Quaker – Anorthoa munda

Full set of photos from the month