Monday, 3 June 2013

Whetstone, Leics. Update

Things just about starting to pick up here in the center of the (English) midlands, helped along greatly by me finally getting around to bringing my Synergetic trap back into action. This uses a dual-band 'green' circle tube that is usually used in insectocutors, and works much better than a standard actinic and often matches or outperforms the 125W MV in the garden. It has been out of action for almost a year after my wife inadvertently smashed the previous version to bits whilst extracting a bike from the garden shed, during which the trap fell from height and the tube didn't bounce very well.

22W Synergetic ring in combo with 18W standard CFL (I always run any actinic style trap in combo with a standard CFL for visible light these days, seems to work better that actinic alone).

Whilst it's been fairly warm in the days over the weekend and today, it's getting cool in the evenings so overall catches still very much on the low side, but I've picked up 15 new for the year species (taking me up to 86). 11 of these picked up in the Synergetic trap, 4 in the 125W MV. Additions are:

Taxon Vernacular Date Added
72 Tethea ocularis octogesimea Figure of Eighty 31/05/2013
73 Argyresthia trifasciata
74 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 31/05/2013
75 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 31/05/2013
76 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 31/05/2013
77 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 31/05/2013
78 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 31/05/2013
79 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 31/05/2013
80 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 31/05/2013
81 Hydriomena impluviata May Highflyer 31/05/2013
82 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 02/06/2013
83 Bryotropha affinis
84 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 02/06/2013
85 Bucculatrix nigricomella
86 Perizoma flavofasciata Sandy Carpet 02/06/2013

May Highflyer

Figure of Eighty

Sandy Carpet

Bucculatrix nigricomella

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