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White ermine moth

We manage Stillingfleet Garden as an environment for wildlife, so it is always very exciting when we are rewarded by plenty of wildlife. David Baker, who many of you have met at the Wildlife Day, is a moth expert and regularly sets his moth traps in the garden. He was very excited by the latest finds from his traps at the end of July. He caught a total of  656 moths in one night of which 529 were macro (larger) species.

He recorded 107 different species from one evening trapping, of which 46 were new records in our garden. This was one of the best nights of trapping David has had and he was particularly please with the Small China Mark and True Lover’s Knot species – not to mention the whopping count of 263 yellow under wing. Please don’t be worried about the term trapping –  the moths are returned safely to the garden in the morning.

Here is a full list of this record haul, the letter N denotes a new species to the garden.

Code Latin name Common name     Number
Micro Moths
286 Caloptilia alchimiella 1 N
293 Caloptilia syringella 1 N
411 Argyresthia goedartella 5
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 9 N
453 Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 2 N
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1 N
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
658 Carcina quercana 2 N
676 Depressaria pulcherrimella 1 N
789 Bryotropha domestica 2 N
873 Blastobasis adustella 5
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1 N
905 Blastodacna hellerella 1 N
969 Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 N
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 3 N
1035 Acleris bergmanniana 1 N
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 2
1037 Acleris holmiana 2 N
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1138 Epinotia nisella f. cinereana 1 N
1260 Cydia splendana 1 N
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 5 N
1292 Calamotropha paludella 2 N
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 4
1304 Agriphila straminella 3
1313 Catoptria pinella 1 N
1316 Catoptria falsella 5
1331 Acentria ephemerella Water Veneer 3 N
1354 Cataclysta lemnata Small China-mark 8 N
1358 Evergestis pallidata 4
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 27
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1 N
1424 Endotricha flammealis 6
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1470 Euzophera pinguis 5
Macro Moths
1645 Falcaria lacertinaria Scalloped Hook-tip 1 N
1648 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 4 N
1681 Cyclophora linearia Clay Triple-lines 1 N
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 2 N
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1 N
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata ab. remutata Riband Wave [non-banded form] 8
1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 8
1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 3
1726 Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Large Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 6
1754 Eulithis prunata Phoenix 3
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1802 Perizoma affinitata Rivulet 1 N
1803 Perizoma alchemillata Small Rivulet 2 N
1839 Eupithecia succenturiata Bordered Pug 1 N
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1956 Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1978 Hyloicus pinastri Pine Hawk-moth 3 N
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1997 Furcula furcula Sallow Kitten 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 2
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1 N
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2031 Leucoma salicis White Satin 2 N
2040 Cybosia mesomella Four-dotted Footman 1 N
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 41
2044 Eilema griseola ab. stramineola Dingy Footman [pale form] 6
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 8
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 9
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 11
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 9
2092 Agrotis puta puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 14
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 263
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 9
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Y/Underwing 24
2118 Lycophotia porphyrea True Lover’s Knot 1 N
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 19
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 3 N
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1 N
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1 N
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 1 N
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 3 N
2297x Amphipyra pyramidea agg. Copper Underwings 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 9
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2336 Apamea ophiogramma Double Lobed 3 N
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 2 N
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 73
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 15
2423 Nycteola revayana Oak Nycteoline 1 N
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1 N
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2473 Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 1 N
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1 N

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