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[1272] Pammene aurana

Canvey Wick by day

Decided to do some day netting for anything I could find.


The weather was warm and partly sunny with a stiff SW breeze which made it difficult in some areas to net the disturbed moths.


I managed a very pleasing list of moths and Butterflies.

Butterfly highlights included several sightings of Marbled White, Essex Skipper and Small Heath.

Moth highlights included new moths for me Aethes tesserana, Grapholita compositella and Pammene aurana.


My only annoying moment was when I faffed and missed a Red-tipped Clearwing! still it's a new one for me, just without a photo.



Canvey Wick SSSI - Canvey Island, Essex




Marbled White - Many

Essex Skipper - Many

Small Skipper - Few

Small Heath - Few

Red Admiral - 1

Small Tortoiseshell - 1


Macro Moths


Red-tipped Clearwing - 1 [NEW!]

Treble-bar - 1

Silver-Y - Few

Lesser Cream Wave - Few

Yellow Shell - Few

Treble Brown Spot - 1


Micro Moths


Aethes tesserana - 1 [NEW!]

Grapholita compositella - 1 [NEW!]

Pammene aurana - 1 [NEW!]

Hedya salicella - Many [NFY]

Homoeosoma sinuella - Many [NFY]

Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana - 1 Female [NFY]

Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana [NFY]

Pyrausta despicta - 1 [NFY]

Gypsonoma dealbana - Few [NFY]

Celypha lacunana - Many

Bramble Shoot Moth Epiblema uddmanniana - Few

Elachista argentella - Few

Crambus lathoniellus - Many

Nemophora degeerella - Few

Cnephasia sp. - Many

Tort id.

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Taken on June 25, 2012