Nottinghamshire Moths 2020
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Moth recording proving difficult with Covid restrictions

Its been a rather frustrating Spring for moth trappers locally, with a very dry period consisting of nice sunny days with blue skies and good daytime temperatures, but then turning much cooler by the evening, leading to low overnight temperatures. Such Spring weather has become the norm over the past few years and it means that if you can't get out to your regular patch of woodland or reserve, there's little point in even lighting up the trap in an urban garden, until perhaps late April or early May.

And with movement restrictions in place, following the Covid-19 Pandemic, trapping for most people over much of 2020, will be from the confines of their gardens. To date (April 28th) I've only trapped twice so far, but there have been a few odd records gathered during my short walks out and these are listed below. Its certainly going to be an interesting year.

 
 
Moth records 2020 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.
..1.005 ... 0005 ... Micropterix calthella     Two by day, Wellow Park 15/05/20
..2.001 ... 0006 ... Dyseriocrania subpurpurella    Several adults by day, Sherwood Forest CP 16/04/20; Three leaf mines on Oak, Sherwood Forest CP 08/05/20; Five leaf mines on Oak, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Two leaf mines, Gorsethorpe Meadow SSSI 24/05/20
..2.003 ... 0008 ... Eriocrania unimaculella     Leaf mine on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 08/05/20
..2.004 ... 0009 ... Eriocrania sparrmannella     Two leaf mines on Birch, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/20
..2.005 ... 0010 ... Eriocrania salopiella     Leaf mine on Birch, Clipstone Old Quarter 15/05/20
..2.006 ... 0011 ... Eriocrania cicatricella     Leaf mine on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 08/05/20; Leaf mine on Birch, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Leaf mine on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 22/05/20
..2.007 ... 0013 ... Eriocrania semipurpurella      Leaf mine on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 07/05/20; Leaf mine on Birch, Clipstone Old Quarter 08/05/20; Leaf mine on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 22/05/20
..2.008 ... 0012 ... Eriocrania sangii     Vacated leaf mines on Birch, Clipstone Old Quarter 02/05/20; Leaf mine on Birch, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20
..6.003 ... 0154 ... Heliozela sericiella     Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 13/04/20
..7.006 ... 0150 ... Adela reaumurella      Larval case found in leaf litter sample, Clipstone Old Quarter 17/03/20; Larval case found in leaf litter sample, Clipstone Old Quarter 14/04/20; Five adults by day, Sherwood Forest CP 13/04/20; 100+ by day, Sherwood Forest CP 02/05/20; 30 by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/20; Five by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Three by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 15/05/20; Four by day, Gleadthorpe/Hangar Hill Plantation 23/05/20; Adult by day, Gorsethorpe Meadow SSSI 24/05/20
..7.008 ... 0151 ... Adela croesella     Five by day, Gleadthorpe/Hangar Hill Plantation 23/05/20
..7.010 ... 0152 ... Cauchas rufimitrella .... Adult by day, Gleadthorpe 22/05/20
..7.015 ... 0140 ... Nematopogon swammerdamella     Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 02/05/20
..8.001 ... 0129 ... Incurvaria pectinea     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter, 14/04/20
11.004 ... 0177 ... Dahlica inconspicuella     Larval case, Budby South Forest, 25/03/20
11.005 ... 0179 ... Dahlica lichenella    Two larval cases, Market Warsop Cemetery 07/03/20; Larval case, Hills and Holes SSSI 23/03/20; Three larval cases, Market Warsop Cemetery 23/03/20; Five larval cases with pupal exuviae, Market Warsop Cemetery 05/04/20
11.006 ... 0181 ... Taleporia tubulosa     Three larval cases, Holborn Hill Plantation 16/05/20
11.012 ... 0186 ... Psyche casta     Larval case, Bradmer Hill near Market Warsop 15/03/20; Larval case beaten off Ivy, Cockglode Wood 23/04/20; Larval case, Sherwood Forest CP 08/05/20; Larval case, Budby South Forest (Swinecote Road) 09/05/20; Larval case, Holborn Hill Plantation 16/05/20; Larval case, Cockglode Wood 17/05/20; Two larval cases, Sherwood Forest CP 22/05/20; Larval case, Gorsethorpe Meadow SSSI 24/05/20
15.040 ... 0321 ... Phyllonorycter messaniella     Adult by day, woodland near Redbrick House Market Warsop 19/04/20
15.076 ... 0354 ... Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
15.089 ... 0366a ..Cameraria ohridella Horse Chestnut Leaf miner     Adult by day, Market Warsop Cemetery 20/04/20
20.005 ... 0409a ..Argyresthia trifasciata     Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20; Four at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; Five at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Five at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
28.009 ... 0648 ... Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth     Adult by day, Mapperley (Woodborough Rd) 25/04/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20
28.010 ... 0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20
28.019 ... 0649 ... Esperia sulphurella     Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 27/04/20; Adult by day, Wellow Park 15/05/20
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 17/03/20
35.017 ... 0797 ... Neofaculta ericetella     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 22/04/20; Two by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 05/05/20; Eight by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/20; Six by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 15/05/20
35.047 ... 0779 ... Bryotropha affinis     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20
37.015 ... 0493 ... Coleophora serratella     Larval case and feeding signs on Birch, Clipstone Old Quarter 02/05/20; Larval case on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 02/05/20; Three larval cases on Birch, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/20; Two larval cases on Birch, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Two larval cases on Alder, Cockglode Wood 17/05/20; Larval case on Birch, King's Mill Reservoir 17/05/20
37.053 ... 0536 ... Coleophora betulella     Larval case on Birch, Sherwood Forest CP 07/05/20
38.032 ... 0602 ... Elachista apicipunctella     Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 08/05/20
38.038 ... 0608 ... Elachista rufocinerea     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 18/04/20; Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 22/04/20; Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 27/04/20; Five by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/20
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla     Adult on fence by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 03/02/20; Adult on fence by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 04/02/20; Adult on fence by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 05/02/20; Adult on fence by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 06/02/20; Adult to outside light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/02/20
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla     Two adults disturbed from foliiage by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 10/01/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20
49.028 ... 0986 ... Syndemis musculana     Adult by day, Gorsethorpe Meadow SSSI 24/05/20
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth     Adult to lighted window, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/01/20; Adult to outside light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/02/20; Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20; Five at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20; Ten at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; 11 at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20 13 at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
49.166 ... 1076 ... Celypha lacunana     Adult by day, Gorsethorpe Meadow SSSI 24/05/20
49.194 ... 1111 ... Bactra lancealana     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
49.292 ... 1174 ... Notocelia cynosbatella     Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 24/05/20
49.325 ... 1255 ... Cydia ulicetana      Three by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/20; 100+ by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Four by day, Thoresby Pit Top 17/05/20
49.349 ... 1242 ... Grapholita internana     Ten by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20
49.351 ... 1252 ... Grapholita lunulana     Adult by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20
49.363 ... 1228 ... Pammene argyrana     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 13/04/20
52.007 ... 0381 ... Synanthedon culiciformis Large Red-belted Clearwing     Adult by day on Birch scrub, Sherwood Forest CP 08/05/20
62.001 ... 1428 ... Aphomia sociella Bee Moth     Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20; Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20; Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
63.006 ... 1361 ... Pyrausta aurata      Two by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 13/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 16/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; Adult by day King's Mill Reservoir 17/05/20; Two by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 221/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 24/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 25/05/20
63.054 ... 1409a . Cydalima perspectalis Box-tree Moth     Half-grown larva in larval spinning on Buxus sempervirens, Mapperley (Gretton Rd) 15/04/20
63.064 ... 1334 ... Scoparia ambigualis     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
63.086 ... 1301 ... Crambus lathoniellus     Two by day, Gorsethorpe Meadow SSSI 24/05/20
70.049 ... 1728 ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet     Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.061 ... 1738 ... Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet     Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 05/05/20; Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 06/05/20
70.097 ... 1764 ... Dysstroma truncata Common Marbled Carpet    Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.100 ... 1776 ... Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet     Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 06/05/20; Two by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 06/05/20; Two by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 06/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20; Three by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 15/05/20; Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.141 ... 1862 ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug     Adult to kitchen light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20; Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.151 ... 1817 ... Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.156 ... 1852 ... Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug     Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20
70.176 ... 1827 ... Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug     Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.183 ... 1834 ... Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug     Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 08/05/20; Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Three at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.184 ... 1819 ... Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.203 ... 1661 ... Archiearis parthenias Orange Underwing    Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter, 26/03/20
70.218 ... 1894 ... Semiothisa clathrata Latticed Heath     Adult by day, Thoresby Pit Top 17/05/20
70.226 ... 1906 ... Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone     Six at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
70.240 ... 1920 ... Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20
70.255 ... 1934 ... Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border     Adult male by day, Budby South Forest, 27/02/20
70.275 ... 1952 ... Ematurga atomaria Common Heath      Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 06/05/20; 18 by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Two by day, Budby South Forest 09/05/20
72.001 ... 2469 ... Scoliopteryx libatrix Herald     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20
72.031 ... 2069 ... Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar     Adult by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 23/05/20; Adult by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 24/05/20; Three by day, Warsop Main Pit Top 25/05/20
72.083 ... 2463 ... Euclidia glyphica Burnet Companion     Adult by day, Warsop Main Pit Top 25/05/20
72.084 ... 2462 ... Euclidia mi Mother Shipton     Adult by day, Thoresby Pit Top 08/05/20; Two by day, Sherwood Forest CP 09/05/20
73.001 ... 2450 ... Abrostola tripartita Spectacle     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Two at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
73.015 ... 2441 ... Autographa gamma Silver Y     Two by day, Thoresby Pit Top 17/05/20
73.022 ... 2439 ... Plusia festucae Gold Spot     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
73.095 ... 2389 ... Caradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow    Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20
73.158 ... 2334 ... Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
73.173 ... 2337 ... Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 11/04/20
73.267 ... 2160 ... Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20; Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
73.317 ... 2089 ... Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 20/05/20
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/05/20
73.328 ... 2098 ... Axylia putris Flame     Adult at MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/05/20
 
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