Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Oak Hook-tip, Orange Swift and Box Tree Moths

Oak Hook-tip, Watsonalla binaria
During the period 2-14 September we've had 36 moth species on the balcony and in the trap. Yesterday I had 15 Box Tree Moths. 12 were the common bordered form, 2 were the first dark forms I've had.
Later note: What I thought was a white form of the Box Tree Moth turns out to be a new one for us, an Olive-tree Pearl. My misidentification was corrected by a Corfiat friend, Anne Sordinas, who is extremely knowledgeable about the Lepidoptera in Corfu and does a lot of original research into the life cycles of butterflies there. The UK members of the Corfu Butterfly Conservation group I belong to was supposed to be going to Corfu in October, but Covid-19 has caused us to  postpone our plans.
Orange Swift, Triodia sylvina 

Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa 

Olive-tree Pearl, Palpita vitrealis

Box Tree Moth bordered form, Cydalima perspectalis

Box Tree Moth, dark form, Cydalima perspectalis

Brimstone Moth, Opisthograptis luteolata

Caddisfly, Glyphotaelius pellucidus 

Centre-barred Sallow, Atethmia centrago

Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens

Cypress Pug, Eupithecia phoeniceata

Delicate, Mythimna vitellina

Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 

Dusky Thorn, Ennomos fuscantaria 

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis 

L-album Wainscot, Mythimna l-album

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba 

Least Carpet, Idaea rusticata 

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Noctua janthe 

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Noctua janthe

Lesser Yellow Underwing, Noctua comes 

Light Emerald, Campaea margaritaria 

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata 

Marbled Beauty, Bryophila domestica 

Marbled Green, Nyctobrya muralis
Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis 

Ruddy Streak, Tachystola acroxantha 

Rusty Dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis 

Scarce Bordered Straw, Helicoverpa armigera 

Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

Shuttle-shaped Dart, Agrotis puta 

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Small Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata

Square-spot Rustic, Xestia xanthographa 

Straw-barred Pearl, Pyrausta despicata 

Swallow-tailed Moth, Ourapteryx sambucaria 

Vine's Rustic, Hoplodrina ambigua

Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria 

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