6 July 2014

Moth Night 2014 at Mitcham Common: 5 July

Met up with Peter Alfrey and Derek Coleman last night for some moth trapping at Mitcham Common in Surrey for moth night 2014. We ran three MV traps in a small patch of oak woodland close to the boundary with Beddington Farmlands known as the Gunsite (TQ 28535 67263) for three hours from 21:47. The theme of this year's Moth Night is woodland moths. We caught several oak specialities, plenty of other woodland species, and a couple of immigrants. Got a few identifications to confirm before I submit our records to Moth Night, but the list so far is as follows:

2 Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana
4 Black Arches Lymantria monacha
3 September Thorn Ennomos erosaria
1 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria
1 Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana
2 Kent Black Arches Meganola albula
1 White-point Mythimna albipuncta
1f Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli
1 Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca
1 Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides
1 Peach Blossom Thyatira batis
1 Buff Footman Eilema depressa
1 Peppered Moth Biston betularia
1 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata
1 Marbled White Spot Protodeltote pygarga
1 Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
1 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria
1 Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria
Several Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata
1 Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana
1 Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
5 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina
2 The Clay Mythimna ferrago
1 Hoary Footman Eilema caniola
1 The Flame Axylia putris
2 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
1 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis
1 Heart & Club Agrotis clavis
2 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
1 Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata
1 Common Footman Eilema lurideola
1 Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis
1 July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata
2 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura
1 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
1 Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella
1 The Coronet Craniophora ligustri
1 Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor
1 Riband Wave Idaea aversata
1 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum
1 Bordered Pug Eupithecia succenturiata
1 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana
1 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana
1 Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella
1 Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana
1 Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella
2 Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis
1 Double-striped Tabby Orthopygia glaucinalis
1 Barred Marble Celypha striana
1 Twin-barred Knot-horn Homoeosoma sinuella
2 Cock's-head Bell Zeiraphera isertana
1 Warted Knot-horn Acrobasis repandana
Lots of Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
1 Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis
1 Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana
Lots of Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana
1 Hoary Bell Eucosma cana

Black Arches Lymantria monacha

Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana

Female Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli

Weather: Cloudy, very light SW wind, fairly warm, rain earlier in the day.
Date and time: 5 July 21:47 - 6 July 00:40.

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