Nottinghamshire Moths 2021
Moth related news and records from a Market Warsop garden
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Two more potential new moths for Nottinghamshire from 2020 

Earlier in 2021, Tom Shields sent his moth records from 2020. Normally, these would be filed away till the end of the year and the next round of distribution map updates. But with a little spare time, I went through Tom's spreadsheet and there are two micros on it, that appear to be new to Nottinghamshire.

The first of these was Gelechia senticentella, which went on to be recorded at Tom's Colwick garden on a number of occasions with a series of records between July 13th and August 12th
. G. senticentella first appeared in the UK in 1988 and has spread northwards since, benefitting from the regular planting of Cypress (Chaemocyparis and Cupressus) and Juniper (Juniperus) in gardens. Tom's second new species was
Nemapogon koenigi, which was trapped at Centre Parcs on July 31st. Both species should certainly be looked for this coming Summer.
 
New to Nottinghamshire - Bankesia conspurcatella (Zeller, 1859) Taleporiinae:Psychidae

A quite remarkable discovery, which should serve as a reminder to all, that important county records can occur anywhere.

Found by Phil Cadman on his Worksop kitchen wall on February 27th, 2021, Phil potted the moth and identified it as bpossibly being Dahlica inconspicuella, a moth which is visually almost identical.

The identification seemed sound when Phil emailed the details and was the most likely species based on photographs. However, in view of the suburban Worksop location and Dahlica inconspicuella's restricted range in the county, I suspected that it may be Bankesia conspurcatella, based on the knowledge that Bankesia conspurcatella had turned up in urban areas before. 
 
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I talked with Phil and suggested he brought the moth over to me, so that I could photograph it, before considering getting the identification checked to be certain. On photographing the specimen and then later checking images on the internet, I considered Bankesia conspurcatella to be the more likely suspect. But as my suspicion was only based on seeing a number of Dahlica inconspicuella males, which all looked to have more plain, leaden grey markings than this specimen, we needed to get it checked. And so thanks to the very kind assistance of Martin Gray, the following morning, the moth was indeed confirmed as being Bankesia conspurcatella within a few hours.
 
Moth records 2021 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.
..2.001 ... 0006 ... Dyseriocrania subpurpurella     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21; Adult by day, Warsop Main Pit Top 13/05/21
..2.007 ... 0013 ... Eriocrania semipurpurella     Leaf mine on Birch Betula pendula, Warsop Main Pit Top 13/05/21
..4.045 ... 0050 ... Stigmella aurella     Leaf mine on Bramble, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21; Three leaf mines on Bramble, Blidworth Woods 26/02/21; Three leaf mines on Bramble, Haywood Oaks 26/02/21; Leaf mine on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, North Muskham 04/04/21; Four leaf mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Kirton Wood 11/04/21; Several leaf mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Cuckney Hay Wood 05/05/21
..4.088 ... 0036a.. Ectoedemia heringella     Six leaf mines on Quercus ilex, Southwell Minster 31/01/21; Four leaf mines on Quercus ilex, Arnot Hill Park 07/02/21
..7.006 ... 0150 ... Adela reaumurella     Adult by day, Watchwood 21/04/21; Four adults by day, Sherwood Forest CP 09/05/21; Adult by day, Gleadthorpe Breck Plantation 09/05/21; 20 by day, Warsop Main Pit Top 13/05/21; Adult female by day, Appleyhead Wood (Clumber) 14/05/21
10.003 ... 0125 ... Coptotriche marginea      Leaf mine on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21; Three leaf mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Haywood Oaks 26/02/21; Three mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, Peafield Lane 19/03/21; Three mines on Bramble Rubus fruticosus, North Muskham 04/04/21
11.002 ... 0175 ... Narycia duplicella      Larval case, Clipstone Old Quarter 22/02/21; Larval case, Clipstone Old Quarter 25/02/21; Larval case, Rainworth Heath 20/04/21
11.003 ... 0176 ... Dahlica triquetrella     128 larval cases, Market Warsop Cemetery 19/02/21; Eight larval cases (with at least four egglaying females) on concrete roadside posts at Gunthorpe, 10/04/21
11.004 ... 0177 ... Dahlica inconspicuella     Larval case, Clipstone Old Quarter 25/02/21; Two larval cases on fence post, Budby South Forest 27/02/21
11.005 ... 0179 ... Dahlica lichenella     Eight larval cases near Lambley Cemetery, 06/03/21
11.006 ... 0181 ... Taleporia tubulosa     Larval case, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21; Two larval cases, Clipstone Old Quarter, 24/02/21; Eight larval cases (two with pupal exuvia attached) Holborn Hill Plantation 17/04/21; Larval case, Cuckney Hay Wood 05/05/21; Two larval cases, Clumber Park alongside A614 14/05/21; Two larval cases, Appleyhead Wood  (Clumber) 14/05/21
11.009 ... 0184 ... Luffia ferchaultella     Larval case, Tuxford Church 28/02/21; Two larval cases on concrete roadside posts at Gunthorpe, 10/04/21
11.012 ... 0186 ... Psyche casta     Larval case under loose bark, Budby South Forest 18/02/21; Two larval cases on fence post, Budby South Forest 27/02/21; Larval case, Holborn Hill Plantation 21/03/21; Larval case under loose bark, Lord Stubbins Wood 16/04/21; Larval case, Holborn Hill Plantation 17/04/21; Larval case, Wellow Park 26/04/21; Six larval cases, Lound Wood 28/04/21; Three larval cases, Hannah Park Wood 01/05/21; Larval case, Clumber Park alongside A614 14/05/21; Larval case, Appleyhead Wood  (Clumber) 14/05/21
12.033 ... 0247 ... Tinea trinotella     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
15.004 ... 0282 ... Caloptilia elongella     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21
15.034 ... 0315 ... Phyllonorycter harrisella     Adult by day, Gleadthorpe Breck Plantation 09/05/21
15.063 ... 0341 ... Phyllonorycter maestingella     Adult by day, Lound Wood 28/04/21; Two by day, Hangar Hill Plantation 07/05/21
15.053 ... 0332a ..Phyllonorycter leucographella     Numerous leaf mines on Firethorn (Pyracantha) Tuxford Church 28/02/21; Leafmines on Firethorn (Pyracantha) at Lambley Cemetery 06/03/21; Leaf mine on Firethorn (Pyracantha) North Muskham 04/04/21
15.083 ... 0361 ... Phyllonorycter trifasciella     Adult by day, beaten from Ivy growing on Sycamore, Cockglode Wood 24/04/21
15.086 ... 0364 ... Phyllonorycter geniculella    Two adults by day, beaten from Ivy growing on Sycamore, Cockglode Wood 24/04/21; Adult beaten from Sycamore, Wellow Park 26/04/21
28.010 ... 0647 ... Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
28.019 ... 0649 ... Esperia sulphurella     Two pupae (reared through to adult) found under bark, Holdborn Hill Plantation 17/04/21; Adult by day, Wellow Park 27/04/21; Two adults by day, Lound Wood 28/04/21; Adult by day, Hanger Hill Plantation 07/05/21
29.001 ... 0663 ... Diurnea fagella     Adult male on fence, Worksop (High Grounds Road) 16/03/21; Three males by day (all of the dark form) Holborn Hill Plantation 21/03/21; Two males by day, Holborn Hill Plantation 30/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
32.018 ... 0688 ... Agonopterix heracliana     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 18/03/21
32.024 ... 0702 ... Agonopterix assimilella     Larva in larval spinning on Broom (Cytisus scoparia) Thoresby Pit Top 25/03/21
32.031 ... 0695 ... Agonopterix alstromeriana     Adult found dead under debris, Girton GP 06/04/21
35.017 ... 0797 ... Neofaculta ericetella     Two adults by day, Rainworth Heath 20/04/21
37.015 ... 0493 ... Coleophora serratella     Three larval cases on Birch Betula pendula, Ollerton Pit Woods 30/04/21; Larval case on Birch Betula pendula, Clipstone Old Quarter 30/04/21
37.030 ... 0512 ... Coleophora binderella     Larval case on Alder Alnus sp Hoveringham Railway Pit 12/05/21
37.055 ... 0541 ... Coleophora pyrrhulipennella      Larval case on Calluna vulgaris, Rainworth Heath 20/04/21
38.038 ... 0608 ... Elachista rufocinerea     Five late evening, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/05/21 
44.001 ... 1288 ... Alucita hexadactyla Twenty Plume Moth     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/21
45.010 ... 1497 ... Amblyptilia acanthadactyla     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
45.044 ... 1524 ... Emmelina monodactyla     Adult disturbed by day, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
48.001 ... 0385 ... Anthophila fabriciana Nettle Tap     Adult by day, Kirton Wood 29/04/21
49.039 ... 0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth     Adult to MV light, Nottingham (Gretton Road) 03/03/21; Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21; Four to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
49.084 ... 1045 ... Acleris notana     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 07/03/21
49.120 ... 0947 ... Aethes smeathmanniana     Adult by day, Warsop Main Pit Top 13/05/21
49.186 ... 1097 ... Endothenia gentianaeana     Larva found inside the old flowerhead of Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Bilsthorpe Pit Head site 24/03/21
49.325 ... 1255 ... Cydia ulicetana     Five by day, Rufford Colliery 23/04/21
49.349 ... 1242 ... Grapholita internana     Three by day, Rufford Colliery 23/04/21; Adult by day, Sherwood Heath SSSI 26/04/21
49.354 ... 1251 ... Grapholita jungiella     Two by day, Ollerton Pit Woods 30/04/21
49.362 ... 1227 ... Pammene giganteana     Adult by day, Sherwood Forest CP 25/04/21
52.003 ... 0371 ... Sesia bembeciformis Lunar Hornet Moth     Numerous larval feeding galleries in cut stumps of Salix caprea Ploughman Wood, 06/03/21; Exit holes at base of Salix caprea Worksop (Lady Lea Quarry) 16/03/21; Two exit holes on Salix caprea, Bestwood Sand Quarry 06/05/21
62.001 ... 1428 ... Aphomia sociella Bee Moth     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
62.005 ... 1426 ... Achroia grisella Lesser Wax Moth     Adult by day near Honey Bee nest in Beech tree, Market Warsop Cemetery 14/05/21
62.006 ... 1425 ... Galleria mellonella Wax Moth     Adult by day near Honey Bee nest in Beech tree, Market Warsop Cemetery 14/05/21
63.007 ... 1362 ... Pyrausta purpuralis    Adult by day, Calverton Pit Top 21/04/21
65.016 ... 1659 ... Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned     Adult on wall, Redhill (Brobot Service Station) 20/03/21
70.049 ... 1728 ... Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/21
70.141 ... 1862 ... Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
70.156 ... 1852 ... Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
70.183 ... 1834 ... Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/21
70.203 ... 1661 ... Archiearis parthenias Orange Underwing     Adult by day, Clipstone Old Quarter 09/03/21; Adult by day, Hangar Hill Plantation 21/03/21; Two by day, Sherwood Heath SSSI 22/03/21; Adult by day, Budby South Forest 29/03/21
70.237 ... 1917 ... Selenia dentaria Early Thorn     Adult disturbed by day, Warsop Wood 16/04/21
70.240 ... 1920 ... Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
70.245 ... 1663 ... Alsophila aescularia March Moth     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21
70.247 ... 1926 ... Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty     Two to car headlights, Sherwood Forest CP 15/02/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 21/02/21
70.251 ... 1930 ... Biston strataria Oak Beauty     Adult to car headlights, Sherwood Forest CP 15/02/21
70.255 ... 1934 ... Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border     Adult to car headlights, Rufford (Vexation Lane) 26/02/21
70.256 ... 1935 ... Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber    Third instar larva on Birch Betula pendula, Warsop Main Pit Top 13/05/21
70.257 ... 1936 ... Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/21
70.275 ... 1952 ... Ematurga atomaria Common Heath     Adult by day, Rainworth Heath 20/04/21; Three by day, Rainworth Heath 23/04/21; Two by day, Rufford Colliery 23/04/21
70.282 ... 1960 ... Theria primaria Early Moth     Adult to car headlights, Rufford (Vexation Lane) 26/02/21
72.015 ... 2028 ... Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/21
73.001 ... 2450 ... Abrostola tripartita Spectacle     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 12/05/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/21
73.015 ... 2441 ... Autographa gamma Silver Y     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 14/05/21
73.069 ... 2243 ... Xylocampa areola Early Grey     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
73.162 ... 2321 ... Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches     Larva found under debris, Thoresby Pit Top 25/03/21; Larva found under metal cattle feeder, Hoveringham 27/03/21
73.194 ... 2258 ... Conistra vaccinii Chestnut     Three adults found on Oak trunks by torchlight, Sherwood Forest CP 20/02/21
73.206 ... 2240 ... Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot     Adult by day, Lound Wood 28/04/21
73.242 ... 2188 ... Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 17/03/21
73.244 ... 2187 ... Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 15/03/21; Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
73.245 ... 2182 ... Orthosia cruda Small Quaker     Adult to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 30/03/21
73.261 ... 2150 ... Polia nebulosa Grey Arches     Two larvae found under loose bark of fallen tree, Thoresby Estate (Buck Gates) 21/02/21
73.325 ... 2092 ... Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart     Two to MV light, Market Warsop (Day Street) 09/05/21
 
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