Light-trapping details and summaries
Idle Valley NR results August-September 2019
 
All light-trapping carried out with 2x 125W Robinson MV lights and/or a single 6W Heath Actinic trap
Species listed in dark grey refer to migrants
 
Date: August 1st 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Bellmoor Lake)
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Overcast and very mild. No wind
Trapping time: 21:30h - 02:00h
Temperature: 19°C - 16°C
Additional notes: An eventful and in the end, very surprising moth trapping session made up of approximately 666 moths of some 92 species.  It was a total that ultimately went on to provide three new moths for the Idle Valley NR, with two of these new to Nottinghamshire.

The moths new to Nottinghamshire were Kent Black Arches Meganola albula and the colourful (and equally rare) Oncocerus semirubella, whilst Bactra furferana proved to be new to the IVNR.

In addition, there were a number of other notable species, that included fourth reserve records of Epinotia nisella and Lobesia abscisana, and only the second reserve records of Caloptilia robustella and Eucosma obumbratana.

 
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63.038 ... 1405 ... Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 86
72.044 ... 2044 ... Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 62
41.002 ... 0873 ... Blastobasis adustella 40
63.089 ... 1305 ... Agriphila tristella 40
63.080 ... 1293 ... Chrysoteuchia culmella 33
72.024 ... 2064 ... Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 28
63.093 ... 1304 ... Agriphila straminella 25
63.086 ... 1301 ... Crambus lathoniellus 21
70.045 ... 1732 ... Scotopteryx chenopodiata Shaded Broad-bar 21
70.061 ... 1738 ... Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 17
73.169 ... 2343 ... Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 17
73.293 ... 2198 ... Mithimna impura Smoky Wainscot 16
73.342 ... 2107 ... Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 16
73.348 ... 2111 ... Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
72.046 ... 2047 ... Eilema complana Scarce Footman 13
12.036 ... 0227 ... Monopis laevigella 11
63.115 ... 1331 ... Acentria ephemerella Water Veneer 10
49.109 ... 0937 ... Agapeta hamana 10
70.094 ... 1759 ... Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 10
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 9
73.346 ... 2112 ... Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 8
18.001 ... 0464 ... Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth     7
71.005 ... 1997 ... Furcula furcula Sallow Kitten 7
73.345 ... 2109 ... Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 7
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
73.162 ... 2321 ... Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
62.035 ... 1439 ... Acrobasis advenella 5
63.079 ... 1292 ... Calamotropha paludella 5
73.172 ... 2341 ... Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 5
73.216 ... 2318 ... Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 5
73.359 ... 2126 ... Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
70.013 ... 1702 ... Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 5
70.011 ... 1708 ... Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
49.026 ... 0972 ... Pandemis heperana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 4
66.010 ... 1640 ... Euthrix potatoria Drinker 4
73.142 ... 2379 ... Coenobia rufa Small Rufous 4
16.001 ... 0424 ... Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 3
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
70.218 ... 1894 ... Semiothisa clathrata Latticed Heath 3
72.002 ... 2474 ... Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 3
63.033 ... 1388 ... Udea lutealis 3
73.168 ... 2336 ... Lateroligia ophiogramma Double Lobed 3
73.022 ... 2439 ... Plusia festucae Gold Spot 3
70.059 ... 1742 ... Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 3
73.343 ... 2110 ... Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
49.214 ... 1126 ... Ancylis badiana 2
70.016 ... 1713 ... Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
71.020 ... 2011 ... Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 2
72.013 ... 2030 ... Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
73.096 ... 2381 ... Hoplodrina octogenaria Uncertain 2
73.123 ... 2361 ... Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 2
73.120 ... 2352 ... Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
49.025 ... 0970 ... Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
73.001 ... 2450 ... Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2
70.258 ... 1937 ... Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
20.020 ... 0419 ... Argyresthia semifusca 1
32.031 ... 0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
27.001 ... 0870 ... Oegoconia quadripuncta 1
49.264 ... 1202 ... Eucosma obumbratana 1
63.116 ... 1354 ... Cataclysta lemnata Small China-mark 1
69.003 ... 1981 ... Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
49.338 ... 1261 ... Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
70.234 ... 1913 ... Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 1
70.256 ... 1935 ... Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
70.029 ... 1682 ... Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
69.007 ... 1978 ... Sphinx pinastri Pine Hawk-moth 1
62.021 ... 1441 ... Oncocera semirubella 1
31.001 ... 0658 ... Carcina quercana 1
62.075 ... 1413 ... Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
69.016 ... 1991 ... Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
15.009 ... 0287 ... Caloptilia robustella 1
49.024 ... 0969 ... Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
70.252 ... 1931 ... Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
73.097 ... 2382 ... Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
62.077 ... 1424 ... Endotricha flammealis 1
73.101 ... 2380 ... Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
73.147 ... 2345 ... Photedes minima Small Dotted Buff 1
49.183 ... 1108 ... Lobesia abscisana 1
70.074 ... 1777 ... Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
70.278 ... 1956 ... Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 1
73.131 ... 2353 ... Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
49.013 ... 0977 ... Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
71.017 ... 2007 ... Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
74.002 ... 2076 ... Meganola albula Kent Black Arches 1
49.195 ... 1110 ... Bactra furfurana 1
73.328 ... 2098 ... Axylia putris Flame 1
73.255 ... 2145 ... Anarta trifolii Nutmeg 1
38.039 ... 0609 ... Elachista maculicerusella 1
49.255 ... 1138 ... Epinotia nisella 1
 
Date: August 13th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR
Recorders: Phil Cadman and Ian Hunt
Weather conditions: Partly overcast and feeling cool. No wind soon meant that a heavy dew formed.
Trapping time: 21: 15h - 23:30h
Temperature: 15°C - 8°C
Additional notes: A poor night generally, but the single Crescent taken represented the third IVNR record.
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73.358 ... 2133 ... Xestia sexstrigata Six-striped Rustic 16
73.359 ... 2126 ... Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 14
73.293 ... 2198 ... Mithimna impura Smoky Wainscot 15
70.011 ... 1708 ... Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
73.348 ... 2111 ... Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
70.278 ... 1956 ... Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 4
70.234 ... 1913 ... Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 3
70.258 ... 1937 ... Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
73.319 ... 2087 ... Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
73.291 ... 2199 ... Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
73.123 ... 2361 ... Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 2
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
12.036 ... 0227 ... Monopis laevigella 1
63.115 ... 1331 ... Acentria ephemerella Water Veneer 1
70.016 ... 1713 ... Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
70.094 ... 1759 ... Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 1
41.002 ... 0873 ... Blastobasis adustella 1
49.150 ... 1093 ... Apotomis betuletana 1
70.052 ... 1725 ... Xanthorhoe ferrugata Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1
63.077 ... 1290 ... Chilo phragmitella 1
71.012 ... 2000 ... Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
71.013 ... 2003 ... Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
73.045 ... 2289 ... Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
73.119 ... 2368 ... Helotropha leucostigma Crescent 1
71.018 ... 2006 ... Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 1
73.182 ... 2274 ... Cirrhia icteritia Sallow 1
73.342 ... 2107 ... Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
 
 
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