Light-trapping details and summaries
Idle Valley NR results June-July 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: June 5th 2019
Site: Idle Valley NR (Chainbridge Wood)
Recorders: Ian Hunt and Melanie Newman
Weather conditions: Largely overcast throughout and fairly mild, but did feel slightly cooler.
Trapping time: 22:00h - 01:00h
Temperature: 14°C - 10°C

Additional notes: An eventful trapping session, with the highlights being a male Goat Moth Cossus cossus and a pristine Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina, which proved to be the third record for the reserve.

Goat Moth is one moth which continues to elude most of the county's moth trappers. Few have ever seen it in the county and since being refound here in 2013, there have been few other records. Always an extremely rare moth in Nottinghamshire, all recent records have come  from a handful of sites in the far north of the county.

Despite a growing site species list totalling 647, it is doubtful if the addition of Goat Moth was ever thought likely, especially in view of the moths current status. It is believed that attempts will be made, to search for signs of larval activity in the immediate area where the moth was trapped.
 
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73.317 ... 2089 ... Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 21
73.173 ... 2337 ... Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 13
63.064 ... 1334 ... Scoparia ambigualis 12
73.176 ... 2340 ... Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 12
71.020 ... 2011 ... Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 11
70.054 ... 1727 ... Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 10
70.100 ... 1776 ... Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 10
73.329 ... 2102 ... Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 10
..3.002 ... 0017 ... Korscheltellus lupulina Common Swift 7
73.099 ... 2384 ... Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
73.359 ... 2126 ... Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
49.166 ... 1076 ... Celypha lacunana 5
70.207 ... 1887 ... Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 5
70.277 ... 1955 ... Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 5
70.283 ... 1961 ... Campaea margaritaria Light Emerald 5
72.031 ... 2069 ... Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 5
63.025 ... 1376 ... Anania hortulata Small Magpie 4
70.183 ... 1834 ... Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 4
70.226 ... 1906 ... Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 4
72.002 ... 2474 ... Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 4
72.019 ... 2061 ... Spilosoma lutea Buff Ermine 4
73.101 ... 2380 ... Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
73.169 ... 2343 ... Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 4
49.025 ... 0970 ... Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 3
49.298 ... 1176 ... Notocelia trimaculana 3
71.021 ... 2008 ... Ptilodon capucina Coxcomb Prominent 3
72.003 ... 2477 ... Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3
72.015 ... 2028 ... Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 3
73.162 ... 2321 ... Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
74.011 ... 2418 ... Earias clorana Cream-bordered Green Pea 3
70.013 ... 1702 ... Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
70.252 ... 1931 ... Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
71.012 ... 2000 ... Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 2
73.319 ... 2087 ... Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
73.328 ... 2098 ... Axylia putris Flame 2
73.333 ... 2120 ... Diarsia mendica Ingrailed Clay 2
73.342 ... 2107 ... Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
49.015 ... 0980 ... Archips xylosteana Variegated Golden Tortrix 1
49.120 ... 0947 ... Aethes smeathmanniana 1
49.150 ... 1093 ... Apotomis betuletana 1
50.001 ... 0162 ... Cossus cossus Goat Moth 1
70.278 ... 1956 ... Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 1
70.279 ... 1957 ... Lomographa bimaculata White-pinion Spotted 1
73.001 ... 2450 ... Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
73.022 ... 2439 ... Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
73.114 ... 2305 ... Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 1
73.273 ... 2147 ... Hada plebeja Shears 1
73.352 ... 2138 ... Anaplectoides prasina Green Arches 1
73.113 ... 2306 ... Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
73.301 ... 2205 ... Leucania comma Shoulder-striped Wainscot 1
 
 
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