Saturday, 11 November 2017

2017 Moth-ing review

2017's not quite over yet but with 6 weeks of the year left, things are definitely quietening down, with the straggling Autumnal species on the wind down and the small selection of Winter species starting to emerge. 

As a lot of you know, this was the first year moth-ing since moving to Norfolk and starting a garden list from ZERO was actually quite satisfying. I didn't have a target number in mind but have (almost) finished the year on 382 species, and quite happy with that considering I missed a good 10-12weeks trapping during peak moth season due to work commitments. 

Looking back through the records, it shows just how much I potentially missed during that 10-12 weeks:


The 382 species:



1.        Acleris cristana
2.        Acleris laterana
3.        Acleris sparsana
4.        Aethes rubigana
5.        Aethes smeathmanniana
6.        Agapeta hamana
7.        Agonopterix arenella
8.        Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella agg.
9.        Agriphila straminella
10.     Agriphila tristella
11.     Alder Kitten
12.     Alder Moth
13.     Aleimma loeflingiana
14.     Anania coronata
15.     Anania perlucidalis
16.     Angle Shades
17.     Argyresthia goedartella
18.     Argyresthia trifasciata
19.     Autumnal Moth

20.     Bactra lancealana
21.     Barred Sallow
22.     Barred Straw
23.     Barred Yellow
24.     Beaded Chestnut
25.     Beautiful Golden Y
26.     Beautiful Hook-tip
27.     Beautiful Plume
28.     Bee moth
29.     Bird Cherry Ermine
30.     Black Arches
31.     Black Rustic
32.     Blair's Shoulder-knot
33.     Blastobasis lacticolella
34.     Blood Vein
35.     Bramble-shoot Moth
36.     Bright-line Brown-eye
37.     Brimstone
38.     Brindled Beauty
39.     Brindled Green
40.     Brindled Pug
41.     Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
42.     Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
43.     Broken-barred Carpet
44.     Brown China-mark
45.     Brown House Moth
46.     Brown Rustic
47.     Brown Silver-line
48.     Brown-line Bright-eye
49.     Brown-spot Pinion
50.     Bryotropha affinis
51.     Buff Arches
52.     Buff Ermine
53.     Buff Footman
54.     Buff-tip
55.     Burnished Brass
56.     Buttoned Snout

57.     Cabbage Moth
58.     Caloptilia falconipennella
59.     Canary-shouldered Thorn
60.     Catoptria falsella
61.     Catoptria pinella
62.     Celypha lacunana
63.     Centre-barred Sallow
64.     Chestnut
65.     Chinese Character
66.     Chocolate-tip
67.     Chrysoteuchia culmella
68.     Cinnabar
69.     Clay
70.     Clay Triple-lines
71.     Clepsis consimilana
72.     Clouded Border
73.     Clouded Brindle
74.     Clouded Drab
75.     Clouded Magpie
76.     Clouded Silver
77.     Clouded-bordered Brindle
78.     Cnephasia sp.
79.     Cochylidia implicitana
80.     Cochylis dubitana
81.     Cochylis hybridella
82.     Codling Moth
83.     Common Carpet
84.     Common Emerald
85.     Common Footman
86.     Common Marbled Carpet
87.     Common Plume
88.     Common Pug
89.     Common Quaker
90.     Common Swift
91.     Common Wainscot
92.     Common White Wave
93.     Copper Underwing
94.     Coronet
95.     Coxcomb Prominent
96.     Crambus lathoniellus
97.     Crambus perlella
98.     Crassa unitella
99.     Cream Wave
100.  Cream-bordered Green Pea
101.  Currant Pug
102.  Cydia splendana

103.  Dark Arches
104.  Dark Chestnut
105.  Dark Dagger agg.
106.  Dark Spectacle
107.  Dark Sword-grass
108.  Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
109.  December Moth
110.  Depressaria chaerophylli
111.  Dichrorampha acuminatana
112.  Dingy Footman
113.  Dioryctria sylvestrella
114.  Diurnea fagella
115.  Dot Moth
116.  Dotted Border
117.  Dotted Chestnut
118.  Double Square-spot
119.  Double-striped Pug
120.  Drinker
121.  Dusky Sallow
122.  Dusky Thorn
123.  Dwarf Cream Wave

124.  Ear Moth agg.
125.  Early Grey
126.  Early Moth
127.  Early Thorn
128.  Early Tooth-striped
129.  Elephant Hawk-moth
130.  Emperor Moth (male to pheromone, female to light)
131.  Endotricha flammealis
132.  Engrailed
133.  Ephestia unicolorella
134.  Epinotia ramella
135.  Eucosma cana
136.  Eudonia angustea
137.  Eudonia lacustrata
138.  Eudonia mercurella
139.  Eudonia pallida
140.  European Corn-borer
141.  Evergestis pallidata
142.  Eyed Hawk-moth

143.  Fan-foot
144.  Figure of Eighty
145.  Flame Shoulder
146.  Flounced Rustic
147.  Flounced Rustic
148.  Four-dotted Footman
149.  Foxglove Pug
150.  Frosted Green
151.  Frosted Orange

152.  Garden Carpet
153.  Garden Pebble
154.  Garden Rose Tortrix
155.  Glyphipterix thrasonella
156.  Grass Rivulet
157.  Great Prominent
158.  Green Carpet
159.  Green Oak Tortrix
160.  Green Pug
161.  Green Silver Lines
162.  Green-brindled Crescent
163.  Grey Dagger
164.  Grey Pine Carpet
165.  Grey Shoulder-knot

166.  Heart and Club
167.  Heart and Dart
168.  Hebrew Character
169.  Hedya pruniana
170.  Hemp-agrimony Plume
171.  Homoeosoma sinuella
172.  Hornet Moth
173.  Horse-chestnut Leaf Miner
174.  Hummingbird Hawk-moth
175.  Hypsopygia costalis
176.  Hypsopygia glaucinalis

177.  Ingrailed Clay
178.  Iron Prominent

179.  July Highflyer

180.  Knot Grass

181.  Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
182.  Large Nutmeg
183.  Large Tabby
184.  Large Twin-spot Carpet
185.  Large Wainscot
186.  Large Yellow Underwing
187.  Lathronympha strigana
188.  Latticed Heath
189.  Lead-coloured Drab
190.  Leapard Moth
191.  Least Black Arches
192.  Least Carpet
193.  Least Yellow Underwing
194.  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
195.  Lesser Swallow Prominent
196.  Lesser Yellow Underwing
197.  Light Arches
198.  Light Brocade
199.  Light Brown Apple-moth
200.  Light Emerald
201.  Lime-speck Pug
202.  Limnaecia phragmitella
203.  Lobster Moth
204.  Lozotaeniodes formosana
205.  Lunar Marbled Brown
206.  Lunar Underwing
207.  Lunar Yellow Underwing
208.  Lychnis

209.  Maiden's Blush
210.  Mallow
211.  Marbled Beauty
212.  Marbled Brown
213.  Marbled Minor agg.
214.  Marbled White Spot
215.  March Moth
216.  May Highflyer
217.  Meal Moth
218.  Merveille du Jour
219.  Middle-barred Minor
220.  Miller
221.  Mompha epilobiella
222.  Mompha propinquella
223.  Mompha raschkiella
224.  Mother of Pearl
225.  Mottled Pug
226.  Mottled Rustic
227.  Mottled Umber
228.  Mouse Moth
229.  Mullein
230.  Muslin Moth

231.  Nematopogon schwarziellus
232.  Neofaculta ericetella
233.  Neosphaleroptera nubilana
234.  Notocelia cynosbatella
235.  Notocelia trimaculana
236.  November Moth
237.  Nutmeg
238.  Nut-tree Tussock

239.  Oak Beauty
240.  Oak Hook-tip
241.  Oak Nycteoline
242.  Oak-tree Pug
243.  Ochreous Pug
244.  Ocnerostoma friesei
245.  Oegoconia sp.
246.  Orange Footman
247.  Orange Sallow
248.  Orange Swift

249.  Pale Brindled Beauty
250.  Pale Eggar
251.  Pale Mottled Willow
252.  Pale Oak Beauty
253.  Pale Pinion
254.  Pale Prominent
255.  Pale Tussock
256.  Pale-shouldered Brocade
257.  Pandemis cerasana
258.  Pandemis corylana
259.  Paraswammerdamia nebulella
260.  Peach Blossom
261.  Pebble Hook-tip
262.  Pebble Prominent
263.  Peppered Moth
264.  Phoenix
265.  Phyllonorycter messaniella
266.  Pine Beauty
267.  Pine Hawk-moth
268.  Pink-barred Sallow
269.  Plain Golden Y
270.  Platytes cerussella
271.  Poplar Grey
272.  Poplar Hawk-moth
273.  Poplar Kitten
274.  Powdered Quaker
275.  Pretty Chalk Carpet
276.  Privet Hawk-moth
277.  Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
278.  Purple Bar
279.  Purple Thorn
280.  Puss Moth
281.  Pyrausta aurata

282.  Red Chestnut
283.  Red Twin-spot Carpet
284.  Red-green Carpet
285.  Red-line Quaker
286.  Red-necked Footman
287.  Rhyacionia buoliana
288.  Rhyacionia pinivorana
289.  Riband Wave
290.  Ringed China-mark
291.  Rivulet
292.  Rosy Footman
293.  Rosy Minor
294.  Rosy Rustic
295.  Ruby Tiger
296.  Rush Veneer
297.  Rustic agg.
298.  Rustic Shoulder-knot
299.  Rusty-dot Pearl

300.  Sallow
301.  Sallow Kitten
302.  Sandy Carpet
303.  Satellite
304.  Satin Moth
305.  Scalloped Hazel
306.  Scalloped Oak
307.  Scarce Bordered Straw
308.  Scarce Footman
309.  Scarce Silver-lines
310.  Scoparia pyralella
311.  Scorched Wing
312.  Scrobipalpa costella
313.  Seatceous Hebrew Character
314.  Shoulder-stripe
315.  Small Quaker
316.  Shoulder-striped Wainscot
317.  Shuttle-shape Dart
318.  Silver-ground Carpet
319.  Silver-Y
320.  Single Dotted Wave
321.  Small Angle Shades
322.  Small Blood-vein
323.  Small Brindled Beauty
324.  Small Dusty Wave
325.  Small Fan-footed Wave
326.  Small Magpie
327.  Small Marbled
328.  Small Phoenix
329.  Small Rivulet
330.  Small Rufous
331.  Small Square-spot
332.  Small Yellow Wave
333.  Smoky Wainscot
334.  Snout
335.  Spectacle
336.  Sprawler
337.  Spring Usher
338.  Spruce Carpet
339.  Square-spotted Clay
340.  Stigmella anomalella (mine only)
341.  Straw Dot
342.  Streak
343.  Streamer
344.  Swallow Prominent
345.  Swallow-tailed Moth
346.  Sycamore
347.  Syndemis musculana

348.  Tawny Speckled Pug
349.  Tawny-barred Angle
350.  The Flame
351.  Tinea trinotella
352.  Tissue
353.  Tortricodes alternella
354.  Treble Brown Spot
355.  Treble Lines
356.  Treble-bar
357.  Turnip Moth
358.  Twenty-plumed Moth
359.  Twin-spotted Quaker

360.  Udea prunalis
361.  Uncertain

362.  Vapourer
363.  Varied Coronet
364.  Vestal
365.  Vine's Rustic
366.  V-pug

367.  Water Carpet
368.  Waved Umber
369.  Webb's Wainscot
370.  White Ermine
371.  White Plume
372.  White-pinion Spotted
373.  Water Veneer
374.  White-point
375.  White-shouldered House Moth
376.  Willow Beauty
377.  Winter Moth

378.  Yellow Horned
379.  Yellow Shell
380.  Yellow-barred Brindle
381.  Yellow-line Quaker
382.  Yellow-tail


Small chance of adding one or two more to that before the year is finished, but looking forward to seeing what will be added next year without missing out on almost 2/3rds of trapping chances like 2017.