Nottinghamshire Moths 2021
Moth related news and records from a Market Warsop garden
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Two more potential new moths for Nottinghamshire from 2020 

Earlier in 2021, Tom Shields sent his moth records from 2020. Normally, these would be filed away till the end of the year and the next round of distribution map updates. But with a little spare time, I went through Tom's spreadsheet and there are two micros on it, that appear to be new to Nottinghamshire.

The first of these was Gelechia senticentella, which went on to be recorded at Tom's Colwick garden on a number of occasions with a series of records between July 13th and August 12th
. G. senticentella first appeared in the UK in 1988 and has spread northwards since, benefitting from the regular planting of Cypress (Chaemocyparis and Cupressus) and Juniper (Juniperus) in gardens. Tom's second new species was
Nemapogon koenigi, which was trapped at Centre Parcs on July 31st. Both species should certainly be looked for this coming Summer.
 
New to Nottinghamshire - Bankesia conspurcatella (Zeller, 1859) Taleporiinae:Psychidae

A quite remarkable discovery, which should serve as a reminder to all, that important county records can occur anywhere. Found by Phil Cadman on his Worksop kitchen wall on February 27th, 2021, Phil potted the moth and identified it as bpossibly being Dahlica inconspicuella, a moth which is visually almost identical.
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The identification seemed sound when Phil emailed the details and was the most likely species based on photographs.

However, in view of the suburban Worksop location and Dahlica inconspicuella's restricted range in the county, I suspected that it may be Bankesia conspurcatella, based on the knowledge that Bankesia conspurcatella had turned up in urban areas before. 

I talked with Phil and suggested he brought the moth over to me, so that I could photograph it, before considering getting the identification checked to be certain. On photographing the specimen and then later checking images on the internet, I considered Bankesia conspurcatella to be the more likely suspect.

But as my suspicion was only based on seeing a number of Dahlica inconspicuella males, which all looked to have more plain, leaden grey markings than this specimen, we needed to get it checked. And so thanks to the very kind assistance of Martin Gray, the following morning, the moth was indeed confirmed as being Bankesia conspurcatella within a few hours.
 
 
Moth records 2021 Including leaf mines and case bearers
The species list follows the scientific species names, numbering system and order of species, as used in the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles (D. Agassiz, S. Beavan, R. Heckford. 2013). The old Bradley and Fletcher numbers are shown in grey. Migrant or potentially adventive species are highlighted in dark grey.
..2.001 ... 0006 ... Dyseriocrania subpurpurella     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
..4.045 ... 0050 ... Stigmella aurella     Leaf mine on Bramble, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21; Three leaf mines on Bramble, Blidworth Woods 26/02/21; Three leaf mines on Bramble, Haywood Oaks 26/02/21; Leaf mine on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, North Muskham 04/04/21; Four leaf mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Kirton Wood 11/04/21
..4.088 ... 0036a.. Ectoedemia heringella     Six leaf mines on Quercus ilex, Southwell Minster 31/01/21; Four leaf mines on Quercus ilex, Arnot Hill Park 07/02/21
10.003 ... 0125 ... Coptotriche marginea      Leaf mine on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21; Three leaf mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Haywood Oaks 26/02/21; Three mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Peafield Lane 19/03/21; Three mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, North Muskham 04/04/21
11.002 ... 0175 ... Narycia duplicella      Larval case, Clipstone Old Quarter 22/02/21; Larval case, Clipstone Old Quarter 25/02/21
11.003 ... 0176 ... Dahlica triquetrella     128 larval cases, Market Warsop Cemetery 19/02/21; Eight larval cases (with at least four egglaying females) on concrete roadside posts at Gunthorpe, 10/04/21
11.004 ... 0177 ... Dahlica inconspicuella     Larval case, Clipstone Old Quarter 25/02/21; Two larval cases on fence post, Budby South Forest 27/02/21
11.005 ... 0179 ... Dahlica lichenella     Eight larval cases near Lambley Cemetery, 06/03/21
11.006 ... 0181 ... Taleporia tubulosa     Larval case, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21; Two larval cases, Clipstone Old Quarter, 24/02/21; Eight larval cases (two with pupal exuvia attached) Holborn Hill Plantation 17/04/21
11.009 ... 0184 ... Luffia ferchaultella     Larval case, Tuxford Church 28/02/21; Two larval cases on concrete roadside posts at Gunthorpe, 10/04/21
11.012 ... 0186 ... Psyche casta     Larval case under loose bark, Budby South Forest 18/02/21; Two larval cases on fence post, Budby South Forest 27/02/21; Larval case, Holborn Hill Plantation 21/03/21; Larval case under loose bark, Lord Stubbins Wood 16/04/21; Larval case, Holborn Hill Plantation 17/04/21
15.004 ... 0282 ... Caloptilia elongella     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21
15.053 ... 0332a ..Phyllonorycter leucographella     Numerous leaf mines on Firethorn (Pyracantha) Tuxford Church 28/02/21; Leafmines on Firethorn (Pyracantha) at Lambley Cemetery 06/03/21; Leaf mine on Firethorn (Pyracantha) North Muskham 04/04/21
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella     Adult male on fence, Worksop (High Grounds Road) 16/03/21; Three males by day (all of the dark form) Holborn Hill Plantation 21/03/21; Two males by day, Holborn Hill Plantation 30/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
32.018 ... 0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/03/21
32.024 ... 0702 ... Agonopterix assimilella     Larva in larval spinning on Broom (Cytisus scoparia) Thoresby Pit Top 25/03/21
32.031 ... 0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana     Adult found dead under debris, Girton GP 06/04/21
35.017 ... 0797 ... Neofaculta ericetella     Two adults by day, Rainworth Heath 20/04/21
37.055 ... 0541 ... Coleophora pyrrhulipennella      Larval case on Calluna vulgaris, Rainworth Heath 20/04/21
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla     Adult disturbed by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth     Adult to MV light, Nottingham (Gretton Road) 03/03/21; Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
49.084 ... 1045 ... Acleris notana     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/03/21
49.186 ... 1097 ... Endothenia gentianaeana     Larva found inside the old flowerhead of Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Bilsthorpe Pit Head site 24/03/21
52.003 ... 0371 ... Sesia bembeciformis Lunar Hornet Moth     Numerous larval feeding galleries in cut stumps of Salix caprea Ploughman Wood, 06/03/21; Exit holes at base of Salix caprea Worksop (Lady Lea Quarry) 16/03/21
65.016 ... 1659 ... Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned     Adult on wall, Redhill (Brobot Service Station) 20/03/21
70.141 ... 1862 ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
70.203 ... 1661 ... Archiearis parthenias Orange Underwing     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 09/03/21; Adult by day, Hangar Hill Plantation 21/03/21; Two by day, Sherwood Heath SSSI 22/03/21; Adult by day, Budby South Forest 29/03/21
70.237 ... 1917 ... Selenia dentaria Early Thorn     Adult disturbed by day, Warsop Wood 16/04/21
70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21
70.247 ... 1926 ... Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty     Two to car headlights, Sherwood Forest CP 15/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21
70.251 ... 1930 ... Biston strataria Oak Beauty     Adult to car headlights, Sherwood Forest CP 15/02/21
70.255 ... 1934 ... Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border     Adult to car headlights, Rufford (Vexation Lane) 26/02/21
70.282 ... 1960 ... Theria primaria Early Moth     Adult to car headlights, Rufford (Vexation Lane) 26/02/21
73.069 ... 2243 ... Xylocampa areola Early Grey     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
73.162 ... 2321 ... Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches     Larva found under debris, Thoresby Pit Top 25/03/21; Larva found under metal cattle feeder, Hoveringham 27/03/21
73.194 ... 2258 ... Conistra vaccinii Chestnut     Three adults found on Oak trunks by torchlight, Sherwood Forest CP 20/02/21
73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/03/21
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
73.261 ... 2150 ... Polia nebulosa Grey Arches     Two larvae found under loose bark of fallen tree, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21
 
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