Light-trapping details and summaries
Idle Valley NR results January-May 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: January 15th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Largely overcast and fairly mild, but felt slightly cooler.
Trapping time: 19:45h - 21:30h
Temperature: 7C
Additional notes: Early Moth netted and potted for identification purposes on the footpath to the viewing screen at Bellmoor Lake. This is the first record of this species at the IVNR since 1995.
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70.255 ... 1934 ... Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 1
70.282 ... 1960 ... Theria primaria Early Moth 1
 
Date: February 21st 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt and Phil Lee
Weather conditions: Largely overcast and mild.
Trapping time: 18:15h - 20:15h
Temperature: 15C - 10C

Additional notes: The evening produced a record count of March Moth, beating the Reserve's previous highest total of seven. There were earliest ever records of Yellow Horned, Oak Beauty, Satellite, Clouded Drab, Common, Small and Twin-spotted Quaker. This was almost certainly due to the unseasonably warm daytime temperatures, the county is  experiencing.

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70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth 86
70.247 ... 1926 ... Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 21
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 16
70.255 ... 1934 ... Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 10
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 9
73.210 ... 2256 ... Eupsilia transversa Satellite 9
49.044 ... 1025 ... Tortricodes alternella 6
70.270 ... 1947 ... Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed 3
73.194 ... 2258 ... Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 3
73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
70.251 ... 1930 ... Biston strataria Oak Beauty 2
32.007 ... 0701 ... Agonopterix ocellana 1
65.016 ... 1659 ... Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned 1
73.250 ... 2189 ... Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
 
Date: March 21st 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Chainbridge Meadow)
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt, Phil Lee and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Overcast and dry, with no wind.
Trapping time: 18:25h - 20:45h
Temperature: 14C - 11C
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73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 54
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella 11
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 5
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 4
70.066 ... 1746 ... Earophila badiata Shoulder Stripe 3
32.031 ... 0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana 3
49.080 ... 1053 ... Acleris hastiana 2
73.194 ... 2258 ... Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 2
73.250 ... 2189 ... Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
73.336 ... 2139 ... Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 1
73.241 ... 2179 ... Panolis flammea Pine Beauty 1
70.202 ... 1881 ... Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 1
70.103 ... 1750 ... Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet 1
65.016 ... 1659 ... Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned 1
 
Date: March 23rd 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Visitor Centre)
Recorders: Tim Sexton and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Initially mild with lightly overcast skies, becoming cooler with a variable breeze.
Trapping time: 18:00h - 08:30h (trap left overnight)
Temperature: 10C - 5C
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73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 25
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 14
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 4
70.202 ... 1881 ... Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 3
73.250 ... 2189 ... Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker 3
32.031 ... 0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana 2
70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth 2
73.247 ... 2186 ... Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
 
Date: March 28th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Belmoor Lake)
Recorders: Ian Hunt and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Overcast, with a stiff north-easterly breeze.
Trapping time: 19:00h - 21:00h
Temperature: 13C - 7C
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73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 25
73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 14
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella 10
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 8
70.202 ... 1881 ... Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 4
70.237 ... 1917 ... Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 4
73.250 ... 2189 ... Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker 4
70.103 ... 1750 ... Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet 3
73.210 ... 2256 ... Eupsilia transversa Satellite 3
70.156 ... 1852 ... Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 3
73.194 ... 2258 ... Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 2
65.001 ... 1645 ... Falcaria lacertinaria Scalloped Hook-tip 1
70.239 ... 1919 ... Selenia tetralunaria Purple Thorn 1
73.247 ... 2186 ... Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
 
Date: April 8th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Neatholme Scrape and Bittern Pools)
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt, Phil Lee and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Overcast, with a stiff north-easterly breeze.
Trapping time: 20:15h - 22:15h
Temperature: 11C - 8C
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70.103 ... 1750 ... Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet 6
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
70.142 ... 1858 ... Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
32.031 ... 0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
70.202 ... 1881 ... Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 1
70.270 ... 1947 ... Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed 1
73.250 ... 2189 ... Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
70.067 ... 1747 ... Anticlea derivata Streamer 1
73.247 ... 2186 ... Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
 
Date: April 19th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Muddy Fork Allotment)
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Melanie Newman and Arthur Rogerson
Weather conditions: OClear skies, with a full moon and no wind.
Trapping time: 20:30h - 22:00h
Temperature: 13C - 8C
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65.016 ... 1659 ... Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned 2
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
32.007 ... 0701 ... Agonopterix ocellana 1
70.239 ... 1919 ... Selenia tetralunaria Purple Thorn 1
73.058 ... 2221 ... Cucullia verbasci Mullein 1
73.194 ... 2258 ... Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
 
Date: April 30th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Tiln Pits)
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Clear skies and little wind.
Trapping time: 20:30h - 23:00h
Temperature: 12C - 9C
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71.020 ... 2011 ... Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 4
70.100 ... 1776 ... Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
49.028 ... 0986 ... Syndemis musculana 2
70.067 ... 1747 ... Anticlea derivata Streamer 2
71.018 ... 2006 ... Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 2
73.249 ... 2190 ... Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
74.004 ... 2078 ... Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
73.001 ... 2450 ... Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
70.226 ... 1906 ... Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 1
73.201 ... 2236 ... Lithophane socia Pale Pinion 1
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
72.031 ... 2069 ... Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 1
70.218 ... 1894 ... Semiothisa clathrata Latticed Heath 1
71.012 ... 2000 ... Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
71.011 ... 2015 ... Drymonia ruficornis Lunar Marbled Brown 1
70.198 ... 1879 ... Lobophora halterata Seraphim 1
69.003 ... 1981 ... Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
70.183 ... 1834 ... Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
70.103 ... 1750 ... Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet 1
15.029 ... 0304 ... Parornix devoniella 1
12.036 ... 0227 ... Monopis laevigella 1
 
Date: May 13th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Linghurst Lakes)
Recorders: Phil Cadman and Ian Hunt
Weather conditions: Clear and fairly mild, with little or no breeze
Trapping time: 20:45h - 23:30h
Temperature: 13C - 9C
Additional notes: Oak-tree Pug was a new species for the IVNR moth list.
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70.100 ... 1776 ... Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 14
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
70.157 ... 1853 ... Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 3
..7.015 ... 0140 ... Nematopogon swammerdamella 3
15.028 ... 0303 ... Parornix anglicella 2
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
70.052 ... 1725 ... Xanthorhoe ferrugata Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 2
70.081 ... 1768 ... Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 2
70.132 ... 1802 ... Perizoma affinitata Rivulet 2
72.024 ... 2064 ... Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
71.018 ... 2006 ... Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 1
70.226 ... 1906 ... Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 1
70.183 ... 1834 ... Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
72.049 ... 2043 ... Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
70.138 ... 1808 ... Perizoma flavofasciata Sandy Carpet 1
70.075 ... 1778 ... Hydriomena impluviata May Highflyer 1
49.120 ... 0947 ... Aethes smeathmanniana 1
65.005 ... 1648 ... Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 1
70.036 ... 1680 ... Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1
71.027 ... 2019 ... Clostera curtula Chocolate Tip 1
72.031 ... 2069 ... Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 1
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
 
Date: May 23rd 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Water Ski Pit and Neatholme Scrape)
Recorders: Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt, Melanie Newman and Martin Warne
Weather conditions: Clear skies and fairly mild. Little breeze.
Trapping time: 20:45h - 01:00h
Temperature: 13C - 10C
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70.100 ... 1776 ... Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 26
70.226 ... 1906 ... Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 16
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 15
70.054 ... 1727 ... Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 12
73.359 ... 2126 ... Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
70.278 ... 1956 ... Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 8
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 7
70.184 ... 1819 ... Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 6
73.101 ... 2380 ... Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6
70.183 ... 1834 ... Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 4
71.020 ... 2011 ... Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 4
70.029 ... 1682 ... Timandra comae Blood-vein 3
63.064 ... 1334 ... Scoparia ambigualis 3
..3.002 ... 0017 ... Korscheltellus lupulina Common Swift 3
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
72.015 ... 2028 ... Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 3
72.031 ... 2069 ... Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 3
73.317 ... 2089 ... Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
73.156 ... 2326 ... Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 2
71.013 ... 2003 ... Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 2
70.097 ... 1764 ... Dysstroma truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
41.003 ... 0874 ... Blastobasis lacticolella 2
49.028 ... 0986 ... Syndemis musculana 2
70.061 ... 1738 ... Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
49.292 ... 1174 ... Notocelia cynosbatella 2
70.277 ... 1955 ... Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 1
74.011 ... 2418 ... Earias clorana Cream-bordered Green Pea 1
70.198 ... 1879 ... Lobophora halterata Seraphim 1
73.113 ... 2306 ... Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
70.207 ... 1887 ... Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
73.045 ... 2289 ... Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
72.020 ... 2060 ... Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
32.007 ... 0701 ... Agonopterix ocellana 1
63.025 ... 1376 ... Anania hortulata Small Magpie 1
70.283 ... 1961 ... Campaea margaritaria Light Emerald 1
70.279 ... 1957 ... Lomographa bimaculata White-pinion Spotted 1
73.319 ... 2087 ... Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
73.273 ... 2147 ... Hada plebeja Shears 1
49.154 ... 1087 ... Orthotaenia undulana 1
70.274 ... 1951 ... Aethalura punctulata Grey Birch 1
73.001 ... 2450 ... Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
69.001 ... 1979 ... Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth 1
69.003 ... 1981 ... Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
49.243 ... 1135 ... Epinotia demarniana 1
49.298 ... 1176 ... Notocelia trimaculana 1
70.052 ... 1725 ... Xanthorhoe ferrugata Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1
70.252 ... 1931 ... Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
72.001 ... 2469 ... Scoliopteryx libatrix Herald 1
65.001 ... 1645 ... Falcaria lacertinaria Scalloped Hook-tip 1
15.028 ... 0303 ... Parornix anglicella 1
 
 
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