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Hemel Hempstead Field Trip - 12/07/13


Last night David and myself paid a visit to Roughdown Common in search of

some more species to add to the site list, and to hopefully find the Pale

Shining Brown. In short we didn't get the target species, but it was nothing

to be disheartened by, as we were actually running out of pots and energy

to keep up with the amount of moths (particularly micros of which there were

some good species)

The night was warm, still and cloudy and the absolute perfect night for mothing

and easily the warmest night so far with a steady 20c as were turning up at 9pm.

We managed to go all out and setup 4 traps running off the genny.

Of all of the 4 traps, both the MV's did very well, but the 80w Actinic impressed

with the amount of micros that were found in and around it, the Skinner trap

was literally covered with them.

The sky did eventually clear but the temperature when we packed up at 2am was still

a great 15c.

The amount of Coronets was a shock with at least 15 recorded between all 4 traps.

Other good moths included Bordered Pug, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Blackneck, Dark Umber and Brown


The micros were even more of a surprise, with some still to check.



Numbers below are approximate.



159 species total

(91 Macro - 68 Micro)



12/07/13 - Roughdown Common - 2x 125w MV Robinson Trap, 1x 160w MBT Trap & 1x 80w Actinic Trap run from 9.45pm until 2.00am


Macro Moths


1x Barred Yellow

3x Beautiful Golden-Y

2x Beautiful Hook-tip

1x Blackneck

3x Blue-bordered Carpet

4x Bordered Pug

2x Bright-line Brown-eye

5x Brimstone Moth

2x Broad-barred White

1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

2x Brown Rustic

4x Brown Scallop

1x Brown-line Bright-eye

5x Buff Arches

1x Buff Ermine

1x Buff-tip

1x Burnished Brass

5x Clay

2x Clouded Border

2x Clouded Brindle

20x Clouded Silver

2x Clouded-bordered Brindle

2x Common Carpet

3x Common Emerald

2x Common Footman

2x Common Marbled Carpet

1x Common Wainscot

3x Common White Wave

15x Coronet

1x Currant Pug

20x Dark Arches

4x Dark Umber

4x Dot Moth

15x Double Square-spot

2x Dusky Brocade

6X Elephant Hawk-moth

3x Fan-foot

3x Fern

1x Figure of Eighty

8x Flame

10x Flame Shoulder

1x Garden Carpet

8x Ghost Moth

6x Green Pug

1x Green Silver-lines

3x Grey Dagger

1x Haworth's Pug

8x Heart & Club

5x Heart & Dart

2x Ingrailed Clay

1x Iron Prominent

4x July Highflyer

2x Large Yellow Underwing

2x Light Arches

10x Light Emerald

2x Lime-speck Pug

1x Lobster Moth

5x Maple Prominent

10x Marbled Minor

4x Miller

12x Mottled Beauty

1x Mottled Rustic

1x Pale Mottled Willow

3x Peach Blossom

10x Peppered Moth

2x Plain Golden-Y

2x Poplar Grey

3x Pretty Chalk Carpet

10x Riband Wave

4x Rustic

2x Scarce Footman

1x Shaded Broad-bar

1x Shark

2x Short-cloaked Moth

3x Shoulder-striped Wainscot

1x Single-dotted Wave

2x Small Elephant Hawk-moth

2x Small Emerald

1x Small Fan-fooed Wave

1x Small Rivulet

1x Small Square-spot

1x Small Yellow Wave

5x Snout

1x Spectacle

5x Straw Dot

8x Swallow-tailed Moth

2x Tawny Marbled Minor

5x Uncertain

2x V-Pug

2x Wormwood Pug



Micro Moths


1x Coleophora trifolii [NEW!]

1x Caloptilia sp pos populetorum [NEW!]

1x Monopis obviella [NEW!]

1x Epinotia tedella [NEW!]

1x Epinotia tenerana [NEW!]

2x Eucosma conterminana [NEW!]

1x Merrifieldia sp pos baliodactylus [NEW!]

1x Teleoides vulgella [NEW!]

2x Celypha striana

2x Eupoecilia angustana

20x Aleimma loeflingiana

5x Archips podana

2x Celypha lacunana

1x Cochylis hybridella

2x Crambus lathoniellus

15x Pandemis cerasana

2x Prays fraxinella

2x Crambus perlella

2x Eurrhypara hortulata

2x Spilonota ocellana

2x Aphomia sociella

5x Lathronympha strigana

2x Scoparia ambigualis

3x Scoparia pyralella

1x Agapeta hamana

4x Agapeta zoegana

2x Epiblema uddmanniana

10x Eucosma cana

3x Eucosma campoliliana

10x Hedya pruniana

2x Hedya nubiferana

1x Agonopterix arenella

1x Batia unitella

2x Dipleurina lacustrata

5x Metzneria metzneriella

3x Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

4x Ditula angustiorana

10x Chrysoteuchia culmella

40x Tortrix viridana

3x Udea olivalis

1x Udea prunalis

1x Pterophorus pentadactyla

5x Coleophora sp

1x Emmelina monodactyla

1x Aethes cnicana

2x Cochylimorpha straminea

1x Blastobasis laticolella

1x Argyresthia goedartella

1x Pseudoswammerdamia combinella

1x Pleuroptya ruralis

2x Endotricha flammealis

2x Argyresthia spinosella

1x Epiblema foenella

2x Ephestia parasitella

10x Epinotia brunnichana

2x Epinotia abbreviana

2x Epiblema trimaculana

2x Aphelia paleana

4x Ancylis achatana

2x Yponomeuta evonymella

5x Archips xylosteana

3x Phycita roborella

1x Catoptria falsella

4x Cydia splendana

1x Eudonia pallida

1x Blastodacna hellerella

1x Anthophila fabriciana

2x Scythropia crataegella


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Taken on July 13, 2013