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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Field Trip - Balls Park - 04/07/11

Here is the list from monday night's catch.

Not bad for 4 hours work! which included 77 species Macro's.



Hertford Heath West, Hertfordshire (VC 20; TL 3410). Ben Sale & Colin W. Plant. approx 22.00 - 02.00 hours


Cossidae

0161 Zeuzera pyrina (Linnaeus, 1761) Leopard Moth

Yponomeutidae

0410 Argyresthia brockeella (Hübner, 1813)

0411 Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758)

0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (Linnaeus, 1758) Bird-cherry Ermine

0452 Ypsolopha nemorella (Linnaeus, 1758)

0464 Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758) Diamond-back Moth

Oecophoridae

0640 Batia lunaris (Haworth, 1828)

0642 Batia unitella (Hübner, 1796)

0658 Carcina quercana (Fabricius, 1775)

Gelechiidae

0866 Brachmia blandella (Fabricius, 1798)

Blastobasidae

0874 Blastobasis lacticolella Rebel, 1940

Tortricidae

0970 Pandemis cerasana (Hübner, 1786) Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix

0977 Archips podana (Scopoli, 1763) Large Fruit-tree Tortrix

0980 Archips xylosteana (Linnaeus, 1758) Variegated Golden Tortrix

1006 Epagoge grotiana (Fabricius, 1781)

1010 Ditula angustiorana (Haworth, 1811) Red-barred Tortrix

1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (Linnaeus, 1758)

1033 Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758 Green Oak Tortrix

1036 Acleris forsskaleana (Linnaeus, 1758)

1076 Celypha lacunana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

1082 Hedya pruniana (Hübner, 1799) Plum Tortrix

1086 Hedya salicella (Linnaeus, 1758)

1094 Apotomis capreana (Hübner, 1817)

1113 Eudemis profundana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

1159 Rhopobota naevana (Hübner, 1817) Holly Tortrix

1165 Zeiraphera isertana (Fabricius, 1794)

1169 Gypsonoma dealbana (Frölich, 1828)

1175 Epiblema uddmanniana (Linnaeus, 1758) Bramble Shoot Moth

1272 Pammene aurana (Fabricius, 1775)

Alucitidae

1288 Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758 Twenty-plume Moth

Crambidae

1294 Crambus pascuella (Linnaeus, 1758)

1302 Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763)

1331 Acentria ephemerella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) Water Veneer

1334 Scoparia ambigualis (Treitschke, 1829)

1334a Scoparia basistrigalis Knaggs, 1866

1338 Dipleurina lacustrata (Panzer, 1804)

1392 Udea olivalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763) Mother of Pearl

Pyralidae

1413 Hypsopygia costalis (Fabricius, 1775) Gold Triangle

1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

1424 Endotricha flammealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

1428 Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758) Bee Moth

1436 Conobathra repandana (Fabricius, 1798)

1437 Acrobasis consociella (Hübner, 1813)

1452 Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Pterophoridae

1503 Platyptilia ochrodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Lasiocampidae

1637 Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758) Oak Eggar

1640 Euthrix potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) Drinker

Drepanidae

1647 Watsonalla cultraria (Fabricius, 1775) Barred Hook-tip

Thyatiridae

1652 Thyatira batis (Linnaeus, 1758) Peach Blossom

1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (Hufnagel, 1766) Buff Arches

1655 Tethea or ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) Poplar Lutestring

Geometridae

1669 Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799) Common Emerald

1682 Timandra comae (Schmidt, 1931) Blood-vein

1702 Idaea biselata (Hufnagel, 1767) Small Fan-footed Wave

1705 Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781) Dwarf Cream Wave

1708 Idaea dimidiata (Hufnagel, 1767) Single-dotted Wave

1711 Idaea trigeminata (Haworth, 1809) Treble Brown Spot

1713 Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758) Riband Wave

1726 Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata (Clerck, 1759) Large Twin-spot Carpet

1738 Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764) Common Carpet

1768 Thera obeliscata (Hübner, 1787) Grey Pine Carpet

1777 Hydriomena furcata (Thunberg, 1784) July Highflyer

1811 Eupithecia tenuiata (Hübner, 1813) Slender Pug

1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (Linnaeus, 1758) Green Pug

1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria (Hufnagel, 1767) Small Yellow Wave

1887 Lomaspilis marginata (Linnaeus, 1758) Clouded Border

1893 Macaria liturata (Clerck, 1759) Tawny-barred Angle

1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758) Brimstone Moth

1915 Ennomos erosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) September Thorn

1917 Selenia dentaria (Fabricius, 1775) Early Thorn

1921 Crocallis elinguaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Scalloped Oak

1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Swallow-tailed Moth

1931 Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758) Peppered Moth

1941 Alcis repandata (Linnaeus, 1758) Mottled Beauty

1944 Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763) Pale Oak Beauty

1947 Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781) Engrailed

1955 Cabera pusaria (Linnaeus, 1758) Common White Wave

1956 Cabera exanthemata (Scopoli, 1763) Common Wave

1961 Campaea margaritata (Linnaeus, 1767) Light Emerald

Sphingidae

1976 Sphinx ligustri (Linnaeus, 1758) Privet Hawk-moth

1991 Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758) Elephant Hawk-moth

Notodontidae

1994 Phalera bucephala (Linnaeus, 1758) Buff-tip

1999 Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758) Lobster Moth

2003 Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) Pebble Prominent

2007 Pheosia tremula (Clerck, 1759) Swallow Prominent

Lymantriidae

2030 Euproctis similis (Fuessly, 1775) Yellow-tail

2033 Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus, 1758) Black Arches

Arctiidae

2037 Miltochrista miniata (Forster, 1771) Rosy Footman

2047 Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758) Scarce Footman

2049 Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787) Buff Footman

2050 Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817) Common Footman

Nolidae

2077 Nola cucullatella (Linnaeus, 1758) Short-cloaked Moth


Noctuidae

2088 Agrotis clavis (Hufnagel, 1766) Heart and Club

2089 Agrotis exclamationis (Linnaeus, 1758) Heart and Dart

2098 Axylia putris (Linnaeus, 1761) Flame

2107 Noctua pronuba Linnaeus, 1758 Large Yellow Underwing

2126 Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758) Setaceous Hebrew Character

2128 Xestia triangulum (Hufnagel, 1766) Double Square-spot

2160 Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758) Bright-line Brown-eye

2198 Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808) Smoky Wainscot

2225 Brachylomia viminalis (Fabricius, 1777) Minor Shoulder-knot

2278 Acronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) Poplar Grey

2302 Rusina ferruginea (Esper, 1785) Brown Rustic

2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (Linnaeus, 1758) Angle Shades

2318 Cosmia trapezina (Linnaeus, 1758) Dun-bar

2321 Apamea monoglypha (Hufnagel, 1766) Dark Arches

2330 Apamea remissa (Hübner, 1809) Dusky Brocade

2335 Apamea scolopacina (Esper, 1788) Slender Brindle

2339 Oligia latruncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) Tawny Marbled Minor

2345 Photedes minima (Haworth, 1809) Small Dotted Buff

2381 Hoplodrina alsines (Brahm, 1791) Uncertain

2387 Caradrina morpheus (Hufnagel, 1766) Mottled Rustic

2410 Protodeltote pygarga (Hufnagel, 1766) Marbled White Spot

2423 Nycteola revayana (Scopoli, 1772) Oak Nycteoline

2441 Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758) Silver Y

2473 Laspeyria flexula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) Beautiful Hook-tip

2474 Rivula sericealis (Scopoli, 1763) Straw Dot

2477 Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Snout

2484 Schrankia costaestrigalis (Stephens, 1834) Pinion-streaked Snout

2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (Treitschke, 1835) Fan-foot

2492 Herminia grisealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) Small Fan-foot


Pictures



Epinotia brunnichana










Oak Eggar










Barred Hook-tip










September Thorn (September already? :D )

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