Macro Moths

In 2013 I began to study the moths of Woldgarth (the assumed name of our Wolds home near Beverley) and bought myself a relatively cheap and simple Skinner moth trap. This has opened up a whole new world to me, the amazing diversity of lepidoptera that one can record in a simple sub-rural back garden being simply staggering. Nowadays I try to run the moth trap at least once a week and as of 2016 I have also begun to do moth trapping up at Grosmont, this already yielding some good results with the promise of better still to come. Indeed the former resident of our home, Mr Norman, recorded over 300 species of macro-lepidoptera during his 35 years in the village, including the first ever Yorkshire record of Pale Lemon Sallow (Cirrhia ocellaris), as well as other rarities such as Small Brindled Beauty and the first VC62 record of Large Twin-spot Carpet. Whilst I haven’t trapped anything quite as rare as Mr. Norman, I have nevertheless recorded some scarce species at my East Yorkshire home, including Seraphim (Lobophora halterata), Birch Mocha (Cyclophora albipunctata) and Scarce Silver-lines (Bena bicolorana).

Hepialidae

03.002 Common Swift (Korscheltellus lupulina)

Zygaenidae

Procridinae
54.002 The Forester (Adscita statices)

Zygaeninae
54.008 Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)
54.009 Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena lonicerae)

Drepanidae

Drepaninae
65.007 Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata)

Thyatirinae
65.008 Peach Blossom (Thyatira batis)
65.009 Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides)
65.010 Figure of Eighty (Tethea ocularis)
65.016 Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis)

Saturniidae

Saturniinae
68.001 Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia)

Sphingidae

Smerinthinae
69.001 Lime Hawk-moth (Mimas tiliae)
69.003 Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)

Macroglossinae
69.016 Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)

Geometridae

Sterrhinae
70.008 Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata)
70.011 Single-dotted Wave (Idaea dimidiata)
70.013 Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)
70.016 Riband Wave (Idaea aversata)
70.018 Plain Wave (Idaea straminata)
70.024 Small Blood-vein (Scopula imitaria)
70.029 Blood-vein (Timandra comae)
70.032 Birch Mocha (Cyclophora albipunctata)

Larentiinae
70.049 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)
70.051 Red Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia)
70.053 Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata)
70.054 Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)
70.055 Large Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata)
70.059 Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)
70.061 Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata)
70.066 Shoulder-stripe (Earophila badiata)
70.067 The Streamer (Anticlea derivata)
70.079 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)
70.081 Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata)
70.082 Juniper Carpet (Thera juniperata)
70.085 Barred Yellow (Cidaria fulvata)
70.093 Barred Straw (Gandaritis pyraliata)
70.095 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata)
70.097 Common Marbled Carpet (Dysstroma truncata)
70.098 Dark Marbled Carpet (Dysstroma citrata)
70.100 Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)
70.103 Water Carpet (Lampropteryx suffumata)
70.106 Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata)
70.119 Dark Umber (Philereme transversata)
70.130 Chimney Sweeper (Odezia atrata)
70.132 The Rivulet (Perizoma affinitata)
70.133 Small Rivulet (Perizoma alchemillata)
70.141 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)
70.144 Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)
70.151 Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata)
70.156 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata)
70.157 Oak-tree Pug (Eupithecia dodoneata)
70.160 White-spotted Pug (Eupithecia tripunctaria)
70.168 Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata)
70.173 Lime-speck Pug (Eupithecia centaureata)
70.176 Freyer’s Pug (Eupithecia intricata)
70.179 Wormwood Pug (Eupithecia absinthiata)
70.182 Currant Pug (Eupithecia assimilata)
70.183 Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)
70.184 Mottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)
70.190 Grey Pug (Eupithecia subfuscata)
70.192 Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata)
70.198 The Seraphim (Lobophora halterata)
70.200 Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata)
70.202 Early Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx carpinata)

Archiearinae
70.203 Orange Underwing (Archiearis parthenias)

Ennominae
70.205 The Magpie (Abraxas grossulariata)
70.207 Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata)
70.222 Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata)
70.224 Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria)
70.226 Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)
70.233 August Thorn (Ennomos quercinaria)
70.234 Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria)
70.235 Dusky Thorn (Ennomos fuscantaria)
70.237 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)
70.239 Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria)
70.240 Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)
70.241 Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria)
70.243 Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)
70.244 Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria)
70.245 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia)
70.247 Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria)
70.251 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria)
70.252 Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)
70.255 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria)
70.257 Waved Umber (Menophra abruptaria)
70.258 Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)
70.265 Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata)
70.270 The Engrailed (Ectropis crepuscularia)
70.275 Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria)
70.279 White-pinion Spotted (Lomographa bimaculata)
70.280 Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata)
70.283 Light Emerald (Campaea margaritaria)
70.284 Barred Red (Hylaea fasciaria)

Geometrinae
70.303 Little Emerald (Jodis lactearia)
70.305 Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria)

Notodontidae

Cerurinae
71.005 Sallow Kitten (Furcula furcula)

Notodontinae
71.013 Pebble Prominent (Notodonta ziczac)
71.017 Swallow Prominent (Pheosia tremula)
71.020 Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina)
71.021 Coxcomb Prominent (Ptilodon capucina)

Erebidae

Scoliopteryginae
72.001 The Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix)

Rivulinae
72.002 Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis)

Hypeninae
72.003 The Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)

Lymantriinae
72.009 White Satin Moth (Leucoma salicis)
72.012 Brown-tail (Euproctis chrysorrhoea)
72.013 Yellow-tail (Euproctis similis)
72.015 Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)
72.017 The Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua)

Arctiinae
72.019 Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)
72.020 White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

Erebidae
72.022 Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)
72.024 Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)
72.025 Wood Tiger (Parasemia plantaginis)
72.031 The Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae)
72.044 Dingy Footman (Eilema griseola)
72.045 Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)

Herminiinae
72.053 The Fan-foot (Herminia tarsipennalis)
72.055 Small Fan-foot (Herminia grisealis)

Boletobiinae
72.069 Beautiful Hook-tip (Laspeyria flexula)

Erebinae
72.078 Red Underwing (Catocala nupta)
72.083 Burnet Companion (Euclidia glyphica)
72.084 Mother Shipton (Euclidia mi)

Noctuidae

Plusiinae
73.001 The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)
73.012 Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)
73.015 Silver Y (Autographa gamma)
73.016 Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)
73.017 Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)
73.022 Gold Spot (Plusia festucae)

Acronictinae
73.037 Dark Dagger (Acronicta tridens)
73.038 Grey Dagger (Acronicta psi)
73.039 The Sycamore (Acronicta aceris)
73.040 The Miller (Acronicta leporina)
73.046 Poplar Grey (Subacronicta megacephala)

Cuculliinae
73.052 Mullein (Cucullia verbasci)

Amphipyrinae
73.062 Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea)
73.064 Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)

Psaphidinae
73.068 Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae)
73.069 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)

Bryophilinae
73.084 Marbled Beauty (Bryophila domestica)

Xyleninae
73.092 Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus)
73.095 Pale Mottled Willow (Caradrina clavipalpis)
73.096 The Uncertain (Hoplodrina octogenaria)
73.097 The Rustic (Hoplodrina blanda)
73.099 Vine’s Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)
73.107 Old Lady (Mormo maura)
73.113 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)
73.114 Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)
73.119 The Crescent (Helotropha leucostigma)
73.123 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)
73.131 Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)
73.134 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa)
73.137 Fen Wainscot (Arenostola phragmitidis)
73.154 Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa)
73.156 Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata)
73.158 Rustic Shoulder-knot (Apamea sordens)
73.159 Small Clouded Brindle (Apamea unanimis)
73.162 Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)
73.163 Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea)
73.169 Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis)
73.171 Rosy Minor (Litoligia literosa)
73.172 Cloaked Minor (Mesoligia furuncula)
73.173 Marbled Minor agg. (Oligia strigilis)
73.176 Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula)
73.181 Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata)
73.186 Beaded Chestnut (Agrochola lychnidis)
73.187 Brown-spot Pinion (Agrochola litura)
73.189 Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota)
73.190 Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta)
73.192 The Brick (Agrochola circellaris)
73.193 Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa)
73.194 The Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)
73.201 Pale Pinion (Lithophane socia)
73.202 Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus)
73.206 Blair’s Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri)
73.209 Red Sword-grass (Xylena vetusta)
73.210 The Satellite (Eupsilia transversa)
73.216 The Dun-bar (Cosmia trapezina)
73.219 Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago)

Hadeninae
73.242 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)
73.244 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)
73.245 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)
73.247 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis)
73.249 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)
73.250 Twin-spotted Quaker (Anorthoa munda)
73.254 Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis)
73.255 The Nutmeg (Anarta trifolii)
73.261 Grey Arches (Polia nebulosa)
73.267 Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)
73.270 Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae)
73.274 Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae)
73.282 Varied Coronet (Hadena compta)
73.291 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)
73.293 Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)
73.298 The Clay (Mythimna ferrago)
73.301 Shoulder-striped Wainscot (Leucania comma)

Noctuinae
73.314 Garden Dart (Euxoa nigricans)
73.317 Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)
73.319 Turnip Moth (Agrotis segetum)
73.320 Heart & Club (Agrotis clavis)
73.325 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)
73.327 Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon)
73.328 The Flame (Axylia putris)
73.329 Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)
73.332 Purple Clay (Diarsia brunnea)
73.333 Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica)
73.334 Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)
73.342 Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)
73.343 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata)
73.345 Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)
73.346 Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta)
73.348 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)
73.351 Double Dart (Graphiphora augur)
73.352 Green Arches (Anaplectoides prasina)
73.357 Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)
73.358 Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)
73.359 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)
73.361 Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)

Nolidae

Nolinae
74.003 Short-cloaked Moth (Nola cucullatella)
74.004 Least Black Arches (Nola confusalis)

Chloephorinae
74.007 Scarce Silver-lines (Bena bicolorana)
74.008 Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana)