Tuesday 21 July 2020

Light Crimson Underwing and Leopard Moth

Light Crimson Underwing, Catocala promissa
We had 49 moth species attracted to the balcony light and moth trap July 15 to 17 including 7 new species: Currant Pug, Dusky Sallow, Dwarf Cream Wave, Leopard Moth, Light Crimson Underwing (a rarity), Lunar-spotted Pinion, Wainscot Smudge.
ant with moth

Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Brown-tail, Euproctis chrysorrhoea 

Buff Ermine, Spilosoma lutea 

Buff-tip, Phalera bucephala 

Cloaked Minor, Mesoligia furuncula 

Common Emerald, Hemithea aestivaria

Common Footman, Eilema lurideola 

Common Grey, Scoparia ambigualis 

Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens 

Currant Pug, Eupithecia assimilata 

Dark Arches, Apamea monoglypha 

Dark Ash Bud Moth, Prays ruficeps 

Darkling beetle, Lagria hirta 

Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 

Dusky Sallow, Eremobia ochroleuca 

Dusky Sallow, Eremobia ochroleuca 

Dwarf Cream Wave, Idaea fuscovenosa 

European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis

Flying ant species 
Cream-bordered Green Pea, Earias clorana

ground beetle 

Iron Prominent, Notodonta dromedarius 

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis 

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba 

Least Carpet, Idaea rusticata 

Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana 

Light Crimson Underwing, Catocala promissa

Light Crimson Underwing, Catocala promissa

Long-legged Tabby, Synaphe punctalis 

Lunar-spotted Pinion, Cosmia pyralina 

Magpie, Abraxas grossulariata 

Marbled Beauty, Bryophila domestica 

Marbled Green, Cryphia muralis

Marbled Piercer, Cydia splendana 

Marbled Piercer, Cydia splendana 

Marsh Dowd, Blastobasis rebeli 

Marsh Dowd, Blastobasis rebeli and Zebra Jumping Spider, Salticus scenicus

Mother of Pearl, Pleuroptya ruralis 

Nut-Tree Tussock, Colocasia coryli 

Obscure moth, Oegoconia species

Obscure moth, Oegoconia species and Garden Grass-veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella

Pebble Hook-tip, Drepana falcataria

Pine Marble, Piniphila bifasciana 

Privet Twist, Clepsis consimilana 

Riband Wave, Idaea aversata

Riband Wave, Idaea aversata ab remutata

Rosy Footman, Miltochrista miniata

Rosy Tabby, Endotricha flammealis 

Rosy Tabby, Endotricha flammealis 

Ruby Tiger, Phragmatobia fuliginosa 

Ruby Tiger, Phragmatobia fuliginosa 

Scarce Footman, Eilema complana 

Shuttle-shaped Dart male, Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart female, Agrotis puta

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Swallow-tailed Moth, Ourapteryx sambucaria

The Uncertain, Hoplodrina octogenaria

Tortrix moth, Cnephasia species

Wainscot Smudge, Ypsolopha scabrella 

Waste Grass-veneer, Pediasia contaminella 

Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Yponomeuta species


  1. Wow, lovely lot. Not sure about the Common Wainscot though. Could it be shoulder striped or Smoky ?? http://www.bettonyb.co.uk/wainscots.html

    1. thanks for your comment Howard, which is valid. I have checked your suggestions on britishlepidoptera.weebly.com and am not convinced. There is a similarly marked one on https://britishlepidoptera.weebly.com/291-mythimna-pallens-common-wainscot.html. If it gets knocked back when I record it I'll let you know. thanks again, Colin


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