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Mon 3rd September 2007 09:47 by David Evans
The Night at Shapwick Heath was very well attended especially for this time of yera. Its always a bit between the seasons with the summer moths on the wane and the autumn moths yet to come. However Mike Ridge got 23 species from Meare Heath and the present species total from Robin and I stands at 45 species with Bill's to come for sites on Shapwick Heath.

Before the list however we have slight enigma. Robin caught a moth very similar to a Riband wave but thinks it might an aberration of a Clay triple lines. I am not aware of the presence of beech trees on the Heath but if any of you want to offer their opinions let us know. The Clay triple lines aberration is shown in Atropos April 1999 No. 7. I have no copies near to hand so can anybody help please. Here is the moth.

Clay Triple Lines 1

  • Here is the list for Meare Heath
  • Code Taxon Vernacular Quantity
  • 1062 Acleris emargana 1
1062 Acleris emargana 1

  • 1093 Apotomis betuletana 3
  • 1328 Schoenobius gigantella 1
  • 1329 Donacaula forficella 1
  • 1345 Elophila nymphaeata Brown China-mark 2
  • 1354 Cataclysta lemnata Small China-mark 13
  • 1452 Phycita roborella 2
  • 1648 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 1
  • 1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
  • 1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 7
  • 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
  • 1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 3
  • 2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
  • 2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 12
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
  • 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
  • 2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
  • 2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 2
  • 2391 Chilodes maritimus Silky Wainscot 1
  • 2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
  • 2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 3
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

  • This is the present list for Shapwick Heath
  • Code Taxon Vernacular Quantity
  • 410 Argyresthia brockeella 1
  • 947 Aethes smeathmanniana 1
  • 1041 Acleris sparsana 1
  • 1076 Celypha lacunana 3
  • 1093 Apotomis betuletana 6
  • 1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
  • 1290 Chilo phragmitella 2
  • 1331 Acentria ephemerella Water Veneer 1
  • 1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
  • 1345 Elophila nymphaeata Brown China-mark 1
  • 1354 Cataclysta lemnata Small China-mark 47
  • 1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
  • 1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
  • 1648 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 1
  • 1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 4
  • 1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
  • 1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 4
  • 1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
  • 1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 20
  • 1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
  • 1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 2
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 16
  • 1913 Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 5
  • 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
  • 1955 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 2
  • 1956 Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 3
  • 1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 10
  • 2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
  • 2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 14
  • 2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
  • 2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 9
  • 2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 7
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 16
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 5
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
  • 2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
  • 2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 1
  • 2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
  • 2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
  • 2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 8
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 26
  • 2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1

  • My thanks to the trappers Mike Ridge, Bill Urwin, Robin Clatworthy and Myself. My best wishes to Stuart Holdsworth, Alistair Stevenson, Rosena Robinson and Les Hughes. Thank you for coming. My special thanks to Farmer Rob Whitcombe and I believe his brother and son who after a conversation earlier turned up to watch the moths come in.
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