27 June 2011

Garden Moths

A comparison of the last two nights moth trapping in our Gorseinon garden provides a good idea of the diversity and abundance of moths that can be found in a fairly ordinary suburban site. The same trap was run in exactly the same spot on both nights (but not set until midnight on the 26th to give time for the previous nights moths to disperse) and the increase in diversity noted on the 26th is probably a function of the increased temperature that evening:
[NB Scientific names given in italics where no vernacular name exists]
A few photos of a selection can be found at http://gmrg-vc41moths.blogspot.com/2011/06/gorseinon.html
just short of 700 species of moth now recorded in the garden!
The trap sits just to the right of the washing line.

Vernacular
25th
26th
Paraswammerdamia nebulella
2
Brown House Moth
2
Carcina quercana
1
Argolamprotes micella
1
Blastobasis lacticolella
2
2
Blastodacna hellerella
1
Timothy Tortrix
1
Clepsis consimilana
2
Light Brown Apple Moth
2
2
Lozotaenia forsterana
1
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1
Green Oak Tortrix
1
1
Strawberry Tortrix
1
Acleris notana
1
1
Celypha striana
3
Celypha lacunana
2
2
Bramble Shoot Moth
1
Epiblema rosaecolana
1
Pammene regiana
1
Garden Grass-veneer
12
10
Crambus pascuella
1
1
Crambus perlella
3
2
Dipleurina lacustrata
1
Eudonia mercurella
2
Garden Pebble
2
Small Magpie
3
8
Eurrhypara lancealis
1
Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1
Udea prunalis
2
6
Homoeosoma sinuella
1
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1
Lackey
2
Peach Blossom
2
2
Buff Arches
1
1
Common Emerald
3
Small Fan-footed Wave
1
Single-dotted Wave
3
Riband Wave
14
30
Gem
1
Garden Carpet
1
2
Yellow Shell
3
Phoenix
1
Barred Straw
1
Small Phoenix
1
Common Marbled Carpet
1
Spruce Carpet
1
1
July Highflyer
2
3
Small Rivulet
1
1
Currant Pug
1
Grey Pug
2
V-Pug
1
Green Pug
1
3
Double-striped Pug
4
7
Yellow-barred Brindle
1
Clouded Border
1
Brimstone Moth
1
Scalloped Oak
2
1
Peppered Moth
1
Willow Beauty
1
7
Satin Beauty
1
1
Small Engrailed
1
Common Wave
1
3
Clouded Silver
1
Light Emerald
1
Eyed Hawk-moth
2
Poplar Hawk-moth
2
Elephant Hawk-moth
12
10
Buff-tip
2
8
White Ermine
1
Buff Ermine
8
9
Heart and Club
75
40
Heart and Dart
209
198
Flame
15
18
Flame Shoulder
1
6
Large Yellow Underwing
12
20
Purple Clay
1
1
Setaceous Hebrew Character
1
1
Triple-spotted Clay
3
3
Double Square-spot
2
6
Green Arches
1
1
Grey Arches
1
Cabbage Moth
11
Dot Moth
9
5
Bright-line Brown-eye
3
3
Lychnis
1
Double Line
5
17
Clay
3
Minor Shoulder-knot
1
Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger
1
1
Small Angle Shades
1
1
Dingy Shears
1
Dark Arches
60
110
Light Arches
10
14
Clouded-bordered Brindle
2
Dusky Brocade
8
10
Marbled Minor agg.
6
15
Middle-barred Minor
1
Treble Lines
1
Uncertain
50
40
Rustic
6
3
Vine's Rustic
3
Mottled Rustic
2
Scarce Silver-lines
1
Oak Nycteoline
3
Burnished Brass
2
1
Silver Y
1
Beautiful Golden Y
2
Dark Spectacle
1
1
Spectacle
1
Straw Dot
1
Snout
4
4
Fan-foot
3
13
Small Fan-foot
1
Total individuals =
608
719
Total speciess =
71
94
Additional Species =
19
41

4 comments:

Paul Parsons said...

Tidy looking garden Barry, wish i had one like it. Nice variety of species over the two nights.

Dewi Ensyl said...

-Absolutely cracking Barry.I've got a long way to go !

Meriwether said...

Ba, You have left Meal Moth off your list. I had one in my garden this am too.

Barry Stewart said...

Trust you to spot that! Thanks all the same as not that frequent a species. My concentration level isn't always at its highest first thing in the morning.