Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Cherry Bark Moth, Obscure and Lime Hawk-moth

Lime Hawk-moth, Mimas tiliae
June 7th to 14th I've had 45 moth and 3 caddisfly species visit our Littlehampton balcony and moth trap, including 2 new moths: Cherry Bark Moth and an Obscure moth.

Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa

Bee Moth, Aphomia sociella

Bright-line Brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea

Brimstone Moth, Opisthograptis luteolata

Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Buff-tip, Phalera bucephala

Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chrysitis

unidentified caddisfly

unidentified caddisfly

Channel Islands Pug, Eupithecia ultimaria

Cherry Bark Moth, Enarmonia formosana

Common Swift, Korscheltellus lupulina

Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens

Dagger, Acronicta species

Dalmatian bellflower, Campanula portenschlagiana in a local flint wall

Dark Arches, Apamea monoglypha

Diamond-back Moth, Plutella xylostella

False Cacao Moth, Ephestia unicolorella

Figure of Eighty, Tethea ocularis

Garden Carpet, Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Grass-veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella

Green Carpet, Colostygia pectinataria

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata

Long-horn Caddisfly, Mystacides longicornis

Marbled Minor agg., Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor, Oligia strigilis

Marmalade Hoverfly, Episyrphus balteatus

unidentified micromoth

Middle-barred Minor, Oligia fasciuncula 

Obscure moth, Oegoconia species

Pale Mottled Willow, Caradrina clavipalpis

Pale Prominent, Pterostoma palpina

Pebble Hook-tip, Drepana falcataria

Poplar Grey, Subacronicta megacephala

Poplar Hawk-moth, Laothoe populi

Riband Wave, Idaea aversata ab remutata

Rustic Shoulder-knot, Apamea sordens

Shuttle-shaped Dart, Agrotis puta

Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila porcellus

Small Square-spot, Diarsia rubi

Swallow Prominent, Pheosia tremula

The Shears, Hada plebeja

Treble Lines, Charanyca trigrammica

Vine's Rustic, Hoplodrina ambigua

White-point, Mythimna albipuncta

Willow Beauty, Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Yellow-faced Bell, Epiblema cynosbatella

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Pine-cone Piercer and other moths

Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila porcellus

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Over the five day period June 2nd to 6th we had 28 species of moths appear on the balcony. The commonest were Shuttle-shaped Darts & Heart and Darts. A new one for me is a Sussex rarity, a tiny Pine-cone Piercer (we have many pines surrounding us).

Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa

Bright-line Brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea

Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Clouded Border, Lomaspilis marginata

Common Pug, Eupithecia vulgata

Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens

Dagger, Acronicta species 

Diamond-back Moth, Plutella xylostella

Freyer's Pug, Eupithecia intricata

Heart and Dart, Agrotis exclamationis

Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana

Light Emerald, Campaea margaritaria

Marbled Minor agg., Oligia strigilis agg.

New Pine Knot-horn, Dioryctria sylvestrella

Pebble Prominent, Notodonta ziczac

Pine-cone Piercer, Cydia conicolana

Poplar Hawk-moth, Laothoe populi

Poplar Kitten, Furcula bifida

Rustic Shoulder-knot, Apamea sordens

Shuttle-shaped Dart, Agrotis puta

Silver Y, Autographa gamma

Small Square-spot, Diarsia rubi

The Lychnis, Hadena bicruris

Treble Lines, Charanyca trigrammica

Vine's Rustic, Hoplodrina ambigua