Moth news 2017
Featuring news and sightings from around Nottinghamshire
 
It has been another slow start to the season, with a continued cool and very dry Spring meaning we have rarely run the moth trap in the garden, let alone anywhere else. Some of our most recent notable records are listed below, followed by all our records for the current year.
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Small Yellow Underwing Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763). This small, day-flying moth is usually found at grassy locations such as meadows etc. Most Nottinghamshire records are from the south of the county, but it is quite easy to find at Eakring Meadows NR, Hills and Holes SSSI at Market Warsop and the Idle Valley NR. Seems to be increasing its range in recent years.   Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850). Larva at Nottingham City Hospital in July 2006 represented the first Nottinghamshire record. The species was later found on street trees at Mapperley in Nottingham and at Clipstone near Mansfield, with a surprising first Sherwood Forest NNR record coming in 2011. Other records have followed, including larval cases at Besthorpe NR in 2017.
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Argyresthia trifasciata (Staudinger, 1871). Seems to be quite common as far north as Worksop, being found in gardens and parks where numbers of this moth can often be found flying around ornamental conifers. Probably now very widespread in both urban and suburban habitats.   Mompha miscella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775). Leafmines found on Helianthemun nummularium at Hills and Holes SSSI at Market Warsop, which seems to be the only known site in Nottinghamshire for this moth.
     
     
Moth sightings 2017 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 species are highlighted in dark grey.
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..2.001 ... 0006 ... Dyseriocrania subpurpurella ... Adult by day, Budby South Forest 25/03/17; Adult by day, Cockglode Wood 13/04/17
..2.003 ... 0008 ... Eriocrania unimaculella. ... Leaf mine, Gamston Wood 09/04/17
..2.005 ... 0010 ... Eriocrania salopiella... Leaf mine, Clipstone Old Quarter 30/04/17; Leaf mine, Warsop Main Pit Top (Warsop Vale) 30/04/17
..2.007 ... 0013 ... Eriocrania semipurpurella... Leaf mine, Warsop Main Pit Top (Warsop Vale) 30/04/17
..4.045 ... 0050 ... Stigmella aurella ... Leaf mine, Cutt's Wood near Bilsthorpe 04/03/17; Leaf mine, Besthorpe NR 23/03/17; Leaf mine, Gamston Wood 09/04/17
..7.006 ... 0150 ... Adela reaumurella ... Three by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/04/17; Four by day, Sherwood Forest CP 21/04/17; Six by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 30/04/17; Five by day, Sherwood Forest CP 30/04/17; Adult by day, Mansfield (The Patchills) 03/05/17; 30 by day, Sherwood Forest CP 04/05/17; 20 by day, Sherwood Forest CP 11/05/17; 30 by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
..7.010 ... 0152 ... Cauchas rufimitrella ... Three by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/05/17; Four by day, Hills and Holes SSSI 24/05/17
..8.001 ... 0129 ... Incurvaria pectinea ... Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/04/17; Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 23/04/17
10.003 ... 0125 ... Coptotriche marginea .... Leaf mine, Cutt's Wood near Bilsthorpe 04/03/17
11.001 ... 0180 ... Diplodoma laichartingella ... Larval case, Sherwood Forest CP 02/04/17
11.004 ... 0177 ... Dahlica inconspicuella ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 02/04/17
11.009 ... 0184 ... Luffia ferchaultella ... Five larval cases, Besthorpe NR 23/03/17
11.012 ... 0186 ... Psyche casta ... Larval case, Idle Valley NR 08/04/17; Three larval cases, Clipstone Old Quarter 24/05/17
14.002 ... 0266 ... Bucculatrix nigricomella ... Ten by day, Warsop Main Pit Top (Warsop Vale) 14/05/17
15.014 ... 0293 ... Gracilaria syringella....Adult by day, Portland Park 07/05/17; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 13/05/17; Adult netted at dusk, Market Warsop 20/05/17
15.034 ... 0315 ... Phyllonorycter harrisella ....Three by day, Sherwood Forest CP 18/05/17
16.001 ... 0424 ... Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine ....Larval webs, Edwinstowe 24/05/17
19.007 ... 0391 ... Glyphipterix simpliciella Cocksfoot Moth ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
20.005 ... 0409a ..Argyresthia trifasciata ... Five by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/05/17; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/17; Two by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/17; Six at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17; Three day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 19/05/17; Two by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/17;
20.020 ... 0419 ... Argyresthia semifusca ... Five beaten from Oak by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 24/05/17
21.001 ... 0263 ... Lyonetia clerkella ... Adult by day, Mansfield Woodhouse (Manor Road) 15/03/17; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Burns Lane) 25/03/17
28.009 ... 0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth ... Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella ... Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 26/03/17; Adult by day, Gamston Wood 09/04/17
32.018 ... 0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop 19/02/17
32.024 ... 0702 ... Agonopterix assimilella ... Larva and larval feeding signs, Sherwood Heath SSSI 12/03/17; Larva and larval feeding signs, Ransom Wood 16/03/17
40.007 ... 0889a . Mompha bradleyi ... Adult by day, Mansfield (The Patchills) 08/03/17
40.012 ... 0884 ... Mompha miscella ... Leaf mine, Hills and Holes SSSI 16/04/17
44.001 ... 1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla Twenty Plume Moth ... Adult by day, Edwinstowe (High Street) 23/04/17; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop 18/03/17
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 25/03/17; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 31/03/17; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Clumber Street) 22/04/17
48.001 ... 0385 ... Anthophila fabriciana Nettle Tap ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/04/17; Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 30/04/17; Three by day, Sherwood Forest CP 09/05/17; Two by day, Warsop Wood 14/05/17; Three by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17; Three by day, Sherwood Forest CP 20/05/17; Four by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/05/17
49.028 ... 0986 ... Syndemis musculana ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 11/05/17; Adult by day, Warsop Main Pit Top (Warsop Vale) 14/05/17
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop 19/02/17; Adult by day, Nottingham City Hospital 14/03/17; Two by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 05/05/17; Four by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/17; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/17; Seven at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
49.090 ... 1015 ... Eulia ministrana ... Two by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/05/17
49.166 ... 1076 ... Celypha lacunana ... Three by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/05/17
49.184 ... 1106 ... Lobesia reliquana ... Three adults beaten from Oak by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 24/05/17
49.214 ... 1126 ... Ancylis badiana ... Adult by day, Warsop Main Pit Top (Warsop Vale) 30/04/17; Adult by day, Hills and Holes SSSI 24/05/17
49.216 ... 1120 ... Ancylis mitterbacheriana ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
49.240 ... 1136 ... Epinotia immundana ... Adult by day, Warsop Main Pit Top (Warsop Vale) 30/04/17
49.244 ... 1132 ... Epinotia subocellana ... Adult by day, Warsop Wood 14/05/17
49.285 ... 1184 ... Epiblema scutulana ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 23/05/17
49.284 ... 1186 ... Epiblema sticticana ... Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/05/17
49.292 ... 1174 ... Notocelia cynosbatella ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 24/05/17
49.325 ... 1255 ... Cydia ulicetana ... Two by day, Hills and Holes SSSI 24/05/17
62.001 ... 1428 ... Aphomia sociella Bee Moth ... Adult by day, Nottingham (Gretton Road) 29/03/17; Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
63.006 ... 1361 ... Pyrausta aurata ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 22/05/17
63.025 ... 1376 ... Anania hortulata Small Magpie ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
65.005 ... 1648 ... Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
69.001 ... 1979 ... Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 11/05/17
70.049 ... 1728 ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/17
70.061 ... 1738 ... Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 23/04/17; Adult by day, Gorsethorpe 28/04/17; Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 11/05/17; Adult by day, Hills and Holes SSSI 24/05/17
70.130 ... 1870 ... Odezia atrata Chimney Sweeper Adult by day, Hills and Holes SSSI 24/05/17
70.141 ... 1862 ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/03/17
70.200 ... 1883 ... Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle ... Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/04/17
70.222 ... 1902 ... Petrophora chlorosata Brown Silver-line
70.226 ... 1906 ... Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
70.240 ... 1920 ... Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/17; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
70.275 ... 1952 ... Ematurga atomaria Common Heath ... Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 21/05/17
70.277 ... 1955 ... Cabera pusaria Common White Wave ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 11/05/17
72.024 ... 2064 ... Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
72.084 ... 2462 ... Euclidia mi Mother Shipton ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
73.048 ... 2397 ... Panemeria tenebrata Small Yellow Underwing ... Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 14/05/17
73.058 ... 2221 ... Cucullia verbasci Mullein ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
73.158 ... 2334 ... Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
73.267 ... 2160 ... Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/17
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder ... Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/17
 
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