Thursday 8 September 2016

Marbled Conch, Garden Midget and Poplar Bent-wing

Marbled Conch, Eupoecilia angustana
On September 6th I met Mark at Kithurst meadow. It was very hot and humid and I saw a male and a few female Common Blues, Red Admirals, Small Whites, Speckled Woods, Brimstones, Brown Argus and a Small Tortoiseshell. I found a new micro moth, the Marbled Conch plus Rusty Dot Pearl, Common Grass-veneer and Common Nettle-tap and many Silver Ys.
 In the evening I was pleased to find two new micro moths near the outside lights: Poplar Bent-wing and Garden Midget. Both were tiny, less than 5mm long and could only be seen by a silvery glint from the wings. I have previously found the leaf mine of the Poplar Bent-wing on Black Poplar at Arundel WWT. I also saw Marsh Grey, Yellow-backed Clothes moth and Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer.
7-spot Ladybird, Propylea 7-punctata
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
Brown Argus, Aricia agestis
Common Blue ♀, Polyommatus icarus
Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella
Common Green Lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea
Common Nettle-tap, Anthophila fabriciana
Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Green Shieldbug, Palomena prasina
Harlequin Ladybird pupa, Harmonia axyridis
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta ab. bialbata
Rusty Dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell
Small White, Pieris rapae
Small White
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
White Bryony, Bryonia dioica
moths by outside lights:
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer, Agriphila geniculea
Garden Midget, Phyllonorycter messaniella
Garden Midget
Marsh Grey, Eudonia pallida
Poplar Bent-wing, Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Yellow-backed Clothes, Monopis obviella
the larvae feed on wool and birds nest lining and similar detritus.
Yellow-backed Clothes

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