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Monday, 30 May 2011

A load of new 10k square records

The 10km square SD85 north-west of Skipton, has only eight moth species recorded on the Yorkshire database.  Having identified a good and accessible site and sought the necessary permissions, I spent last night in the wooded grounds of Coniston Hall.  The wind eased, and the temperature dropped no lower than +12, but rain was forecast in the early hours.  I set the alarm for 0200 to make sure I did not caught out, and shortly afterwards it started spitting, so the decision to finish before dawn was a good one, and back in bed by 0400.
So, 92 moths of 24 species was the result, which meant that 23 of the 24 species were new for the square (only White Ermine had been recorded before).  The Campion was a new one for me in Yorkshire, and a fine specimen it was...shame about the picture.
0017  Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus)  4
1727  Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)  19
1738  Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)  1
1750  Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata)  1
1759  Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)  3
1764  Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)  2
1834  Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)  2
1906  Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  2
1920  Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)  2
1931  Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)  2
1955  Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria)  3
1956  Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata)  1
2060  White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)  13
2064  Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)  1
2102  Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)  1
2120  Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica)  15
2123  Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  7
2158  Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina)  6
2166  Campion (Hadena rivularis)  1
2289  Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis)  1
2305  Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)  2
2334  Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)  1
2422  Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana britannica)  1
2442  Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)  1
Knot Grass

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