Market Weighton Moths – May 2018

Monthly Summary – Updated on 16/06/2018

40w Actinic Light

35 species were recorded during the month, slightly down on the previous year by three species. Three new species to the garden included Common Oak Purple Dyseriocrania subpurpurella, Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata and Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata. Other highlights included Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina on the 8th, plus two Least Black Arches Nola confusalis on the 9th and 21st.

2.001 Dyseriocrania subpurpurella2.001 Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

70.156 Brindled Pug - Eupithecia abbreviata70.156 Brindled Pug – Eupithecia abbreviata

70.182 Currant Pug - Eupithecia assimilata70.182 Currant Pug – Eupithecia assimilata

71.021 Coxcomb Prominent - Ptilodon capucina71.021 Coxcomb Prominent – Ptilodon capucina

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

CodeScientific NameCommon NameFirst DateLast DateNights TrappedTotal MothsNotes
02.001Dyseriocrania subpurpurella
Common Oak Purple03/05/201803/05/201811NFG
28.009Endrosis sarcitrella
White-shouldered House-moth04/05/201815/05/201833
28.010Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Brown House-moth15/05/201815/05/201811
32.017Agonopterix arenella
Brindled Flat-body02/05/201804/05/201823
32.018Agonopterix heracliana
Common Flat-body15/05/201815/05/201811
44.001Alucita hexadactyla
Twenty-plume Moth07/05/201807/05/201811
49.039Epiphyas postvittana
Light Brown Apple Moth04/05/201819/05/201822
49.240Epinotia immundana
Common Birch Bell07/05/201815/05/201822
62.001Aphomia sociella
Bee Moth07/05/201824/05/201857
70.049Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Garden Carpet08/05/201824/05/201822
70.051Xanthorhoe spadicearia
Red Twin-spot Carpet09/05/201812/05/201833
70.061Epirrhoe alternata
Common Carpet22/05/201822/05/201811
70.141Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Double-striped Pug03/05/201807/05/201856
70.156Eupithecia abbreviata
Brindled Pug10/05/201810/05/201811NFG
70.160Eupithecia tripunctaria
White-spotted Pug19/05/201819/05/201811
70.182Eupithecia assimilataCurrant Pug11/05/201811/05/201811NFG
70.183Eupithecia vulgata
Common Pug09/05/201820/05/201869
70.222Petrophora chlorosata
Brown Silver-line09/05/201809/05/201811
70.257Menophra abruptaria
Waved Umber06/05/201807/05/201822
71.018Pheosia gnoma
Lesser Swallow Prominent04/05/201807/05/201845
71.021Ptilodon capucina
Coxcomb Prominent08/05/201808/05/201811
72.022Diaphora mendica
Muslin Moth09/05/201822/05/201866
73.001Abrostola tripartita
Spectacle07/05/201817/05/201833
73.069Xylocampa areola
Early Grey01/05/201807/05/201833
73.101Charanyca trigrammica
Treble Lines24/05/201824/05/201811
73.156Apamea crenata
Clouded-bordered Brindle21/05/201822/05/201822
73.158Apamea sordens
Rustic Shoulder-knot19/05/201824/05/201822
73.242Orthosia incerta
Clouded Drab03/05/201806/05/201848
73.247Orthosia gracilis
Powdered Quaker02/05/201809/05/201869
73.249Orthosia gothica
Hebrew Character02/05/201819/05/20181323
73.267Lacanobia oleracea
Bright-line Brown-eye18/05/201824/05/201822
73.317Agrotis exclamationis
Heart & Dart21/05/201823/05/201836
73.325Agrotis puta
Shuttle-shaped Dart08/05/201824/05/20181225
73.329Ochropleura plecta
Flame Shoulder05/05/201824/05/201889
74.004Nola confusalis
Least Black Arches09/05/201821/05/201822

Annual Comparison

YearNights Trapped Species TrappedAverage Species per NightTotal Moths TrappedAverage moths per Night
201824351.451556.45
201720381.91316.55
201615140.93241.6
201515191.26392.6
20148232.87435.37

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