Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Endothenia marginana and Endothenia gentianaeana
These two, sometimes difficult to separate congeners were reared from Teasel heads, larvae head colour was noted to be certain of identification. Although the size of these specimens also helps: the E.marginana specimen had a wingspan of c. 11-12mm.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Small Clouded Brindle, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Pale Oak Beauty, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Hedya pruniana, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Eudonia pallida, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix), 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, daytime observation, Aylesham, 14/5/11
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix), dusking, Aylesham, 14/5/11
Taleporia tubulosa, female reared from case found at King's Wood, Challock.
Caught on 31/5/2011 in an MV trap at St Margaret's at Cliffe. This is a red data species with a stronghold on the chalk cliffs of the south coast. The larval food plant is Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans), caterpillars feed on the seeds at night.