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Field trip Insh Marshes, near Kingussie, 21st July 2010.

The weather at Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve on 21st July was atrocious. It rained absolutely non-stop and we gave up even thinking about looking for our target butterfly (Northern Brown Argus).

However, the moth trap was stuffed with moths and it took about 3 hours to go through them. The total came to 66 species of macro-moth which was fantastic (a record for me in fact).

We had to ignore loads of micro-moths but three obvious ones have been added to the bottom of the list.

Pete Moore

Moths caught in light trap
Checklist number Taxon Vernacular Number
18 Hepialus fusconebulosa

Map-winged Swift

1
1645 Falcaria lacertinaria Scalloped Hook-tip 1
1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 1
1657 Ochropacha duplaris Common Lutestring 5
1666 Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald 5
1694 Scopula ternata Smoky Wave 6
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1719 Orthonama vittata Oblique Carpet 2
1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1732 Scotopteryx chenopodiata Shaded Broad-bar 1
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 6
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 28
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 5
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1873 Venusia cambrica Welsh Wave 11
1889 Macaria notata Peacock 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 4
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 11
1942 Alcis jubata Dotted Carpet 20
1955 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 3
1963 Gnophos obfuscata Scotch Annulet 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 3
2006 Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 17
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 12
2008 Ptilodon capucina Coxcomb Prominent 5
2057 Arctia caja Garden Tiger 2
2085 Agrotis vestigialis Archer's Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2114 Graphiphora augur Double Dart 1
2118 Lycophotia porphyrea True Lover's Knot 4
2120 Diarsia mendica Ingrailed Clay 53
2122 Diarsia brunnea Purple Clay 5
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 11
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2130 Xestia baja Dotted Clay 11
2137 Eurois occulta Great Brocade 4
2138 Anaplectoides prasina Green Arches 9
2150 Polia nebulosa Grey Arches 1
2166 Hadena rivularis The Campion 1
2176 Cerapteryx graminis Antler 47
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 23
2250 Blepharita adusta Dark Brocade 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 2
2305 Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 30
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 5
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2340 Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 15
2343 Mesapamea secalis agg Common Rustic agg 1
2345 Photedes minima Small Dotted Buff 1
2367 Celaena haworthii Haworth's Minor 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2442 Autographa pulchrina Beautiful Golden Y 1
2444 Autographa bractea Gold Spangle 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita The Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis The Snout 4
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
  Oligea sp Minor agg 10
  Micros    
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 3
1345 Elophila nymphaeata Brown China-mark 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl  
       

 

 

 

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