Friday, 1 May 2015

Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

Moth Trapping.

Put the 125watt MV out last night and this morning checked the trap to find a goodish number of moths but less than expected as itwas warm and cloudy over night. 
Species seen included Pterostoma palpina (Pale Prominant) x1 which was a new species for the garden, 663 Trichophaga Bipartitella x2, 961 Hadena sancta x2, 3498 Mirificarma eburnella x 8, 8965 (2465) Tyta luctuosa (The Four-spotted) x2, 367 (2403) Heliothis peltigera (Bordered Straw) x3, 9100 (2415) Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder) x5, Aethes tornella x3 also possibly a new garden moth, 10022 (2202) Mythimna l-album (L-Album Wainscot), 9927 (2165) Aetheria (Hecatera) dysodea (Small Ranunculus) x1, Cacoecimorpha pronubana x1 again possibly another new species, 1655 (0720) Ethmia bipunctella x2, 4855 Epinotia thapsiana x 20+, 6719 (1398) Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) x15+, 8186 (1714) Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave) x8, 10343 (2092) Agrotis puta puta (Shuttle Shaped Dart) x1, plus a few still to be named.

Photographs from the top: Pterostoma palpina (Pale Prominant), Cacoecimorpha pronubana, Aethes tornella, 10022 (2202) Mythimna l-album (L-Album Wainscot), 367 (2403) Heliothis peltigera (Bordered Straw) and 9100 (2415) Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder).

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