Saturday 15 June 2024

Cerro Hacho, Loja, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Records for the 14th June 24.
2W LED on the edge of Pine woodland at 784m, Hacho site 1, +16.5
Moths of Species.
Any corrections PLEASE send me a comment on the post, thanks.
The site amongst a low herb vegetation.
Last night I set a trap on the top edge of a small disused limestone quarry on the edge of a Pine Woodland and when I got there this morning there were good numbers of moth but thankfully not as many as I thought there might be as it can be quite overwhelming.
Species seen included 1655 Ethmia bipunctella x4, 2217 Enolmis delicatella x1?????? 2976 Symmoca signatella agg x9, 4359 Pontoturania posterana x4, 4855 Epinotia thapsiana x1, 4791 Lobesia botrana x3, 5512x Wheeleria spilodactylus agg x6, 5742 Etiella zinckenella x6, 5850 Oxybia transversella x4, 5898 Myelois circumvoluta (Thistle Ermine) x1, 6493 Evergestis desertalis x2, 6537 Udea institalis x3, 
7966 Pseudoterpna coronillaria (Jersey Emerald).
Very warn Rhodostrophia species ???????
8048 Scopula submutata.
7854 Ortaliella perspersata.
8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) very warn ???????
6551 Udea numeralis x6, 6590 Ecpyrrhorrhoe diffusalis x2, 6599 Pyrausta sanguinalis (Scarce Crimson & Gold) x2, 6619 Uresiphita gilvata x7, 6700 Dolicharthria punctalis x4, 6708 Metasia hymenalis x4, 6775 Phyllodesma suberifolia x1, 6860 Hyles livornica (Striped Hawk-moth) x1, 7504 Watsonalla uncinula (Spiny Hook-tip) x8, 
6708 Metasia hymenalis.
6537 Udea institalis.
9011 Raparna conicephala.
9137 Eublemma candidana.
9106 Pseudozarba bipartita.
6700 Dolicharthria punctalis.
6590 Ecpyrrhorrhoe diffusalis.
7533 Stegania trimaculata (Dorset Cream Wave) x1, 7564 Itame vincularia x13, 7581 Neognopharmia stevenaria x5, 7765 Peribatodes ilicaria (Lydd Beauty) x1, 7854 Ortaliella perspersata x31, 7966 Pseudoterpna coronillaria (Jersey Emerald) x4, 8048 Scopula submutata x1, 8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) x15, 8509 Eupithecia centarueata (Lime-speck Pug) x4, 8777x Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger) agg x1, 8804 Bryophila ravula x1, 8887 Catocala conversa x2, 8891 Catocala nymphaea x8, 8944 Autophila dilucida x1, 8956 Catephia alchymista (The Alchymist) x1, 9011 Raparna conicephala x3, 9100 Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder) x5, 
8887 Catocala conversa.
8891 Catocala nymphaea.
8956 Catephia alchymista (The Alchymist).
8777x Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger) agg.
9940 Hadena confusa (Marbled Coronet).
9243 Calophasia platyptera (Antirrhinum Brocade).
9106 Pseudozarba bipartita x1, 9128 Odice pergrata x7, 9137 Eublemma candidana x5, 9140 Eublemma ostrina (Purple Marbled) x4, 9243 Calophasia platyptera (Antirrhinum Brocade) x3, 9367 Heliothis peltigera (Bordered Straw) x1, 9370 Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw) x1, 9433 Caradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow) x4, 9478 Athetis hospes (Porters Rustic) x1, 9940 Hadena confusa (Marbled Coronet) x1, 10029 Mythimna sicula x1, 10084 Dichagyris flammatra (Black Collar) x1, 
5898 Myelois circumvoluta (Thistle Ermine).
5850 Oxybia transversella.
5512 Wheellaria spilodactylus agg.???????
2217 Enolmis delicatella.??????
Italochrysa stigmatica.

Friday 14 June 2024

Near Huétor Tajar, Granada Province, Spain.

Moth Records for the 13th June 24.
15W Actinic on the terrace, +16
Moths of Species.
Any corrections PLEASE send me a comment on the post, thanks.
8902 Ophiusa tirhaca a new species for the garden.
1361 Zelleria oleastrella x2, 1426 Prays oleae x115, 1655 Ethmia bipunctella x11, 2217 Enolmis delicatella x1, 2360a Pleurota andalusica x1 ?????, 2976x Symmoca signatella agg x2, 3029 Dysspastus fallax x3, 4156 Parahypopta caestrum x1, 4855 Epinotia thapsiana x1, 4887 Crocidosema plebejana x1, 5144 Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) x1, 5715a Melathrix cornutella x1, 5742 Etiella zinckenella x1, 6001 Euzophera lunulella x1, 6145 Ematheudes punctella x2, 6493 Evergestis desertalis x2, 6551 Udea numeralis x3, 6599 Pyrausta sanguinalis (Scarce Crimson & Gold) x2, 6619 Uresiphita gilvata x4, 6690a Palpita vitrealis x51, 
6493 Evergestis desertalis only the 2nd and 3rd records for the garden.

8981 Drasteria cailino.

10003 Mythimna vitellina (The Delicate).

6719 Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) x3, 7573 Acanthovalva inconspicuaria x1, 7725 Menophra japygiaria (Brassy Waved Umber) x9, 8059 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave) x12, 8145 Brachyglossina manicaria x2,8169 Idaea cevantaria x1, 8246 Orthonama obstipata (The Gem) x1, 8509 Eupithecia centarueata (Lime-speck Pug) x5, 8599 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug) x1, 8899 Clytie illunaris (Trent Double-stripe) x1, 8902 Ophiusa tirhaca x1, 8904 / 05 Dysgoia algira/torrida x1, 8965 Tyta luctuosa (Four-spotted Moth) x1, 8981 Drasteria cailino x1, 9081 Ni Moth (Trichoplusia ni) x2, 9100 Acontia lucida (Pale Shoulder) x1, 9128 Odice pergrata x1, 9140 Eublemma ostrina (Purple Marbled) x1, 
9895 Anarta trifolii (Nutmeg).
4156 Parahypopta caestrum 2nd record.
9367 Heliothis peltigera (Bordered Straw) x1, 9370 Heliothis armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw) x1, 9433 Caradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow) x54, 9460 Spodoptera exigua (Small Mottled Willow) x5, 9895 Anarta trifolii (Nutmeg) x3, 10003 Mythimna vitellina (The Delicate) x1, 10238 Peridroma saucia (Pearly Underwing) x2 and 10351 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth) x1. 
2217 Enolmis delicatella ??????

2360a Pleurota andalusica ??????

6001 Euzophera lunulella.


5715a Melathrix cornutella????????

7573 Acanthovalva inconspicuaria.



Thursday 13 June 2024

Arroyo Vilano, La Fabrica, Granada Province, Spain.

A warm afternoon walk.

The Arroyo Vilano with water.
I had been away over night to help a friend coming out of a rehabilitation, so when I got home I caught up with a few tasks and then in the afternoon when the temperature had reached +32 I decided to go for a walk just when everyone with a brain would be heading for cover.
Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) Male.
I parked above the Arroyo to the North of La Fabrica and walked down to the water which was still flowing quite well here, just 300m down stream its been completely dry for weeks ????? guess its either going underground somewhere or its being diverted to irrigate the bloody Olives.
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Male.
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Male.
Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Male.
Anyway I walked a short way down stream and then crossed to the far bank and headed up stream and continued on for a km or so, further than normal as the storms earlier in the spring had cleared a lot of the vegetation and trees.
Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) pair in Tandem.
During the walk I recorded 8 species of Dragon which were Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) x1M, Blue / Common Emperor (Anax imperator) x2M, Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) x2M and 1F, Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) x25+M and 2F, Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) x18+M and 5F, Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) x9M,  Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) x6M and Blue-eye (Erythromma lindenii) x6M.
Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) Male.
Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea) Male.
Butterflies seen included African Grass Blue (Zizeeria knysna) x6, Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli) x2, Bath White (Pontia daplidice) x7+, Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua) x1, Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) x1, Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) x1, Small White (Pieris rapae) x4, Southern Blue (Polyommatus celina) x2, Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) x2 and Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria).
Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) Male.
Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) Male.
Birds were quiet at this time of the day as expected but I did record Turtle (Tórtola Europea / Streptopelia turtur) and Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Hoopoe (Abubilla / Upupa epops), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Nightingale (Ruisenor Común / Luscinia megarhynchos), Sardinian Warbler (Curruca Cabecinegra / Sylvia melanocephala), Iberian  Magpie (Rabilargo / Cyanopica cooki), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica) and European Bee-eater (Abejaruco Común / Merops apiaster).
Blue-eye (Erythromma lindenii) Male.

Other species seen included Perez's Frog (Rana Común / Pelophylax perezi), Stripe-necked Terrapin (Mauremys leprosa), Rabbit (Conejo / Oryctolagus cuniculus), Blue-winged Grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens), Small Fleabane (Pulicaria vulgaris) and Spanish Oyster Thistle (Scolymos hispanicus).
Heading back down stream.