Monday, 20 July 2009

Moth Trapping, Granada Province.

Moths caught at Realenga de Agicampe.


I set the trap up for the first time this year on what was a warm still night, staying at about 21 degrees. Up till the time I went to bed the only species seen were 9142 (2408) Small Marbled (Eublemma parva) and 7725 Menophra japygiaria.
Next morning there were 50+ Small Marbled, a single 6690 Palpita unionalis, 6704 (1400) Antigastra catalaunalis, a couple of 3036 Stibaromacha ratella, two 6619 (1369) Uresiphita gilvata and several more species some awaiting confirmation and some remaining unidentified. Confirmation and Ids arrived from Moth expert Penny Hale down in Malaga Province. With her help 9944 (2172) White Spot (Hadena albimacula), 8128 Idaea belemiata and a probable 6145 Ematheudes punctella were added to the nights catch.
The numbers accompanying the moths are from the European species list (unbracketed) and the British species list (Bracketed).
Photographs from the top: Small Marbled (Eublemma parva), Menophra japygiaria, Palpita unionalis and Stibaromacha ratella.

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