Moth night part 2

Moth night part 2

As suggested in the previous post a second autumn visit might be on the cards and this duly happened. The moth team set up at a couple of locations in the Jubilee Wood on a calm  moist September evening. Once again the bright lights shone and the moth visitors couldn’t resist. Not so many species this time which reflects the season and also evening conditions can be so fickle to be the difference between good and poor moth activity.

Listed below are the moth species seen and recorded and a separate list of Caddis flies identified.

Particular thanks  to Andrew Frost, Kevin Royles and Barry Dickerson for taking the time to lift the lid on the moth world in the Jubilee Wood.

 Caddis flies

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Limnephilus auricula 1
Mystacides longicornis 1
Limnephilus lunatus 1
Agraylea sexmaculata 3
Hydropsyche contubernalis 1
Oecetis ochracea 2 1
Holocentropus picicornis 1
Ceraclea albimacula 1
Agraylea multipunctata 1
Limnephilus sparsa 1
Limnephilus affinis 1
Limnephilus flavicornis 1
 Moth

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

1764

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

1961

Campaea margaritata

Light Emerald

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

2134

Xestia xanthographa

Square-spot Rustic

2198

Mythimna impura

Smoky Wainscot

2231

Aporophyla lutulenta

Deep-brown Dart

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

2245

Allophyes oxyacanthae

Green-brindled Crescent

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

2273

Xanthia togata

Pink-barred Sallow

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

2474

Rivula sericealis

Straw Do

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