Monday, 14 May 2012

Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

Moth Trapping.

I ran the 15W actinc last night and had hoped that when I looked in the trap this morning I would have a nice catch but due to a bit of finger trouble setting the alarm I was out there to late and most of the moths had warmed up and done a bunk. I did however still have three new species for the garden all confirmed by moth expert Penny Hale, they werethe micro 1985 Elachista nuraghella and two macro's 9298 Metopoceras felicina and 9961 Hadena sancta. Other more regular species included a single 6860 (1990) Hyles livornica (Striped Hawk-moth) but even that was so warmed up that as soon as I picked up the egg tray it was off. Also seen were 0661 (0234) Trichophaga tapetzella (Tapestry Moth) x5, 1655 (0720) Ethmia bipunctella x2, 4855 Epinotia thapsiana, 5144 (1261) Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth), 5279 Tebenna micalis, 5624 Pyralis obsoletalis, 6719 (1398) Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer), 8186 (1714) Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave), 8965 (2465) Tyta luctuosa (The Four-spotted), 9454 (2384) Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine's Rustic), 9425 Caradrina proxima, 9433 (2389) Paradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow) and 10528 (2053) Coscinia cribraria f. chysocephala (Speckled Footman).
Photographs from the top: Elachista nuraghella, Metopoceras felicina, Hadena sancta, Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine's Rustic) and Caradrina proxima.

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