FUNGALPUNK SIGHTINGS 2005
SEPTEMBER
 
2nd September 2005 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 20 species on another clear night:- Small Square Spot (*1); Turnip Moth (*2); Canary Shoulder Thorn (*1); Flame Shoulder (*1); Angle Shades (*2); Snout (*1); Large Yellow Underwing (*3); Common Carpet (*1); Common Wainscot (*2); Gold Spot (*3); Indian Meal Moth (*1); Elephant Hawkmoth (*1); Burnished Brass (*1); Setaceous Hebrew Character (*5); Small Phoenix (*1); The Miller (*1); Flame (*1); Rosy Rustic (*2); Rustic sp. (*1); Copper Underwing (*1) + Red Admiral
 
2nd September 2005 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 15 species on a clear night:- Small Square Spot (*2); Turnip Moth (*1); Canary Shoulder Thorn (*3); Flame Shoulder (*2); Angle Shades (*1); Lesser Yellow Underwing (*1); Snout (*1); Large Yellow Underwing (*1); Common Carpet (*1); Common Wainscot (*1); Gold Spot (*2); Bright Line Brown Eye (*1); Flounced Rustic (*1); Indian Meal Moth (*2); Tawny Speckled Pug (*1).
 
AUGUST
 
16th August 2005 - Portland, Dorset - Another mooch through the moth trap at the Obs and this time the result was:- Jersey Tiger (*3); Shuttle Shaped Dart (*6); Uncertain (*1); Large Yellow Underwing (*1); Light Brown Apple Moth (*2); Vine's Rustic (*1); Setaceous Hebrew Character (*1); Brimstone (*3); Cabbage Moth (*1); White Point (*1); Rosy Rustic (*1); Dark Swordgrass (*2); Mother of Pearl (*1); Flame Shoulder (*1); Silver Y (*3); Square Spot Rustic (*1); Bright Line Brown Eye (*1); Marbled Green (*1); Willow Beauty (*1); Straw Underwing (*1): Rusty Dot Pearl (*1); Smoky Wainscot (*1); Spectacle (*1); Delicate (*1); Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing (*1); Garden Tiger (*1); Knot-Grass (*1) and Dark Arches (*1).
 

15th August 2005 - Portland, Dorset - The moth trap at the Obs today came up with:- Bordered Straw; Jersey Tiger; Great Dart; Four Spotted; Light Brown Apple Moth; Shuttle Shaped Dart; Bright Line, Brown Eye; Common Plume Moth; Rosy Rustic; Cypress Pug; Dark Swordgrass; Large Yellow Underwing; Brimstone; Scalloped Oak; Turnip Moth; White Point; Rosy Minor; Flounced Rustic; Silver Y; Vine's Rustic; Flame Shoulder and Heart and Dart.

2 day flying species noted whilst wandering about were:- Yellow-Shell and Agapeta hamana.

 

9th August 2005 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Slightly overcast a less than 2 hour trapping session produced 11 moth species:- Light Brown Apple Moth (*47); Large Yellow Underwing (*7); Bordered Pug (*1); Mother of Pearl (*5); Square Spot Rustic (*1); Marbled Beauty (*1); Common Carpet (*2); Grey/Dark Dagger sp. (*1); Garden Carpet (*1); Engrailed (*1); Apple Leaf Miner (*1).

 
JULY
 
23rd July 2005 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - A second night at a local reserve brought in 15 species with condition clear and still and a touch cooler than the previous night:- Ruby Tiger (*1); Single Dotted Wave (*1);  Straw  Dot (*5); Smoky  Wainscot (*1); Small Rivulet (*1); Peppered Moth (*1); Buff  Arches (*2); Small  Fan Footed Wave (*1); Small Phoenix (*1); Green Carpet (*1); Dot Moth (*2); Flame Shoulder (*1); July Highflyer (*1); Clouded Border (*1); Mother of Pearl (*1).
 

22nd July 2005 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 33 species on an overcast night. We called it a day (or night) at 12.45am due to tired eyes:- Straw  Dot (*4);  Mother  of  Pearl (*10); Smoky  Wainscot (*2); Dotted  Clay (*2); Small Phoenix (*1); Poplar Hawkmoth (*1); Large Yellow Underwing (*2); Swallowtailed Moth (*1); Buff Arches (*9); Brimstone (*2); The Flame (*3); Small Rivulet (*3); Antler Moth (*1); Small Wainscot (*1); Small Fan Footed Wave (*1); Dark Arches (*1); Mottled Beauty (*1); Carcina quercana (*1); Silver Y (*1); Green Arches (*1); Light Emerald (*2)’ Early Thorn (*2); Peppered Moth (*1); Dot Moth  (*1);  Large  Emerald (*1); Scalloped  Hook Tip  (*1); Tawny  Barred Angle (*1); Common Carpet (1); Pebble Prominent (*1); Marbled Beauty (*1); Dingy Shears (*1); Small Fan Foot (*1); Snout (*1).

 
16th July 2005 - Boggle Hole YHA, E. Yorkshire - Mothing until 12.15am in clear and still conditions produced 20 species, these were:- Red Barred Tortrix (*1); Lychnis (*1); Small Fan Footed Wave (*1); Light Emerald (*1); Yellow-Tail (*1); Rufous Minor (*1); July Highflyer (*1); White Ermine (*1); Rivulet (*1); Large Yellow Underwing (*1); Uncertain (*1); Double Square Spot (*1); Angle Shades (*1); Riband Wave f. remutata (*1); Mother of Pearl (*3); Common Footman (*1); Small Fan Foot (*1); Snout (*4); Swallowtailed Moth (*1); Buff Arches (*1).
 

12th July 2005 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Some home mothing until 2.30am, Clear and still conditions brought in 43 species:- Bee Moth (*7); Marbled Beauty (*16); Light Brown Apple Moth (*6); Swallowtailed Moth (*8); Straw Dot (*4); Dun-Bar (*1); Light Emerald (*1); Latticed Heath (*1); Garden Carpet (*2); Brimstone (*3); Dot Moth (*2); Mother of Pearl (*7); Scalloped Oak (*13); Dark/Grey Dagger (*3); Dark Arches (*7); Poplar Grey (*1); Riband Wave f. remutata (*10); The Flame (*1); Burnished Brass (*1); Heart and Dart (*3); Oegoconica quadripuncta (*1); Limnaecia phragmitella (*2); Ash Bud Moth (*1); Peppered Moth (*1); Double Square Spot (*1); Riband Wave i. aversata (*1); Gothic (*2); Eurrhypara coronata (*1); Bright Line Brown Eye (*3); Common White Wave (*1); Bramble Shoot Moth (*1); Fan Foot (*2); Tachystola acroxantha (*3); Snout (*1); Clouded Border (*1); Small Phoenix (*1); Cabbage Moth (*2); Small Angle Shades (*1); Acleris forsskaleana (*1); Batia lunaris (*1); Green Oak Tortrix (*1); Numonia advenella (*2); Bird Cherry Ermine (*1); Paraswammerdana lutanea (*1); Red Barred Tortrix (*1).

 

8th July 2005 - Ainsdale EN, Lancashire - Clear and still and mothing until 1.30am, the outcome a catch of 40 species:- Large Yellow Underwing (*4); Snout (*3); Engrailed (*3); Single Dotted Wave (*1); Small Fan Footed Wave (*3); Common Footman (*3); Mother of Pearl (*8); Double Square Spot (*3); Riband  Wave f. remutata (*1); Coxcomb  Prominent (*4); Willow  Beauty (*1); Poplar Hawkmoth (*1); Clouded Border (*11); Bordered White (*3); Barred Red (*1); Buff Arches (*2); Small Fan Foot (*2); Bramble Shoot Moth (*2); White Satin (*1); Hebrew Character (*1); Smoky Wainscot  (*3); Purple  Clay  (*2);  Clouded  Silver (*1);  Brimstone (*1); Bright Line Brown  Eye (*1); Light Emerald (*3); Small Magpie (*1); Uncertain (*4); Green Carpet (*1); Small Yellow Wave (*1); Peach Blossom (*1); Lesser Swallow Prominent (*1); Common Wave (*1); Tawny Marbled Minor (*1); Ghost Moth (*1); Elephant Hawkmoth (*1); Gold Triangle (*1); Poplar Grey (*2); Scoparia ambigualis (*1); Chequered Fruit Tree Tortrix (*1).

 

1st July 2005 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - Some mothing until 1.40am with conditions overcast and rainy. The result was 31 species of moth:- Large Yellow Underwing (*1); Miller (*1); Swallowtailed Moth (1); Single Dotted Wave (*1); Shaded Broad Bar (*1); Brimstone (*3); Light  Emerald  (*4); Heart and Dart (*2); Peach  Blossom (*3); Middle Barred Minor (*1); Small Fan Foot (*4); Common Marbled Carpet (*1); Bramble Shoot Moth (*2); Brown China Mark (*1); Snout (*2); Willow Beauty (*2); Riband Wave f. remutata (*1); Small Yellow Wave (*1); Common Wave (*1); Large Emerald (*2); Coxcomb Prominent (*2); Bright Line Brown Eye (*1); Double Square Spot (*2); Clouded  Border  (*1);  Barred  Straw  (*1);  Mother  of  Pearl (*1); Clouded  Silver (*1); Poplar  Hawkmoth (*1); Dark Arches (*2); Engrailed )*1); Uncertain (*1).

 
JUNE
 

24th June 2005 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Some more mothing on clear and still conditions with 18 species trapped:- Light  Brown  Apple  Moth  (*2);  Marbled  Beauty (*2); Small Magpie (*1); Riband Wave f. remutata (*4); Bee Moth (*2); Eyed Hawkmoth (*1); Garden Carpet (*3); Heart and Dart (*3); Grey/Dark Dagger (*2); Dark Arches (*2); Bright Line Brown Eye (*1); Riband Wave Banded form (*1); Light Emerald (*1); Tachystola acroxantha (*1); Marbled minor sp (*3); Willow Beauty (*1); Small/Large Clover Case Bearer (*1); Clepsis consimilana (*1).

 

19th June 2005 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Some mothing at home for 3 and a half hours in overcast and still conditions. 24 moth species were counted:- Light  Brown  Apple  Moth  (*5);  Marbled  Beauty (*2); Figure  of  Eighty (*1);   Flame  Shoulder (*1); Riband wave f. remutata (*4); Scalloped Hazel (*2); Eurrhypara coronata (*2); Beautiful Golden Y (*2); Heart and Dart (*9); Bramble Shoot Moth (*1); Bee Moth (*4); Bright Line Brown Eye (*1); Willow Beauty (*1); Garden Carpet (*1); Small Magpie (*1); Buff Tip (*1); Poplar Hawkmoth (*1); Marbled Minor sp (*1); Aethes hartmanniana (*1); Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix (*1); Apple Leaf Miner (*1); Tachystola acroxantha (*1); Amblytilia acanthadactyla (*1); Limnaecia phragmitella (*1).

 
10th June 2005 - Ainsdale EN, Lancashire - A mothing session on a night that was overcast and still, the result was a total of 46 species:- Pine Beauty (*1); Common Wave (*2); Small Magpie (*1); Grass Rivulet (*1); Bordered White (*2); Common Marbled Carpet (*1); Small Fan Foot (*1); Green  Silver  Lines (*1); Silver Ground Carpet (*1); Iron Prominent (*1); Figure of Eighty (*1); Marbled Minor sp. (*1); Flame Shoulder (*5); Crambus pratella (*1); Coxcomb Prominent (*2); Small Phoenix (*1); Scoparia ambigualis (*2); Treble Lines (*4); Riband Wave f. remutata (*1); Clouded Border (*5); Peppered Moth (*1); Green Carpet (*1); Bee Moth (*1); Common White Wave (*2); Knot Grass (*2); White Satin  (*1); Pale  Tussock (*2);  Setaceous  Hebrew  Character (*2);  Brimstone (*3); Pebble Prominent (*1); Red Necked Footman (*1); Bramble Shoot Moth (*1); Pale Shouldered Brocade (*1); Heart and Dart (*1); Large Yellow Underwing (*2); Cinnabar (*2); Elephant Hawkmoth  (*1); Foxglove  Pug (*1);  Miller (*2);  Shears  (*1);  Clouded  Silver (*1); Barred Red (*1); Buff Ermine (*1); Triple Spot Clay (*1); White Ermine (*1); Brown Rustic (*2).
 
6th June 2005 - Lulworth Cove, Dorset - Some mothing with friends and a list of 23 species on a clear and breezy night:- Setaceous Hebrew Character (*1); Pale Tussock (*2); Heart and Dart (*2); Chinese Character (*1); Shears (*1); Common Carpet (*1); White Point (*1); Light Brocade (*5); Shuttle Shape Dart (*1); Green Carpet (*1); Common Marbled Carpet (*1); Flame Shoulder (*4); Common Swift (*4); Treble Lines (*5); Brimstone (*1); Pretty Chalk Carpet (*1); Marbled Minor sp. (*3); Vines Rustic (*2); L-album Wainscot (*2); Light Brown Apple Moth (*3); Rustic Shoulder Knot (*2); Common Wainscot (*2); Bright Line Brown Eye (*1).
 

6th June 2005 - Isle of Portland, Dorset - Another look through the Obs moth traps:- Rustic Shoulder Knot (*7); Marbled Minor sp. (*48); Light Brown Apple Moth (*24); Common Swift (*7); Treble Lines (*20); Heart and Dart (*7); Chinese Character (*1); Vines Rustic (*7); Shuttle Shaped Dart (*4); Yellow Belle (*7); Privet Hawkmoth (*1); Angle Shades (*1); Large Yellow  Underwing  (*1); Brimstone  (*1); Shoulder  Striped  Wainscot  (*2);  Common  Wainscot (*1); Light Brocade (*1); Spectacle (*1); Setaceous Hebrew Character (*1); Cream Spot Tiger (*1); Lime Speck Pug (*1); Epiblema cynosbatella (*1); Shark (*1); Mullein Wave (*2); Bactria lancealana (*1)

 
4th June 2005 - Lulworth Cove, Dorset - A lovely area with loads of Bee Orchids and a few Nodding Thistle plants.
 

4th June 2005 - Radipole Lake, Dorset - Flowers of note today were:- Woody Nightshade; Meadow Vetchling; Cut Leaved Cranes-Bill; Hemlock Water Dropwort and Spotted Medick.

Cetti's Warblers were deciding to show themselves today.

 

4th June 2005 - Isle of Portland, Dorset - 2 more Slow Worms were seen, Small Blue butterflies (both male and female) and a Dingy Skipper.

A look through the Obs moth trap produced:- Cinnabar Moth (*1); Marbled Minor sp. (*26); Brimstone (*1); Heart and Dart (*4); Rustic Shoulder Knot (*2); Light Brown Apple Moth (*2); Treble Lines (*2); Vines Rustic (*2); Common Wainscot (*1); Cream Spot Tiger (*2); Knot Grass (*1).

 
3rd June 2005 - Chesil Beach, Dorset - Thrift; Biting Stonecrop and Kidney Vetch were in flower and Little Terns were on the wing.
 

3rd June 2005 - Isle of Portland, Dorset - Mooching about here and there and some nice sightings along the way.

Flowers noted were:- Whistling Jack; Pellitory of the Wall; Sea Carrot; Yellow Vetchling; Bee Orchid; Greater Broomrape; Sea Plantain and Sanfoin.

2 Slow Worms were seen, the leaf beetle Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis and a Small Blue butterfly.

A look through the Bird Observatory moth trap produced:- Cream Spot Tiger (*4); Angle Shades (*1); Common Swift (*5); Cinnabar Moth (*1); Muslin (*1); Light Brown Apple Moth (*9); Shoulder Striped Wainscot (*1); Treble Line (*12); White Point (*2); Marbled Minor sp (*50); Shuttle Shaped Dart (*5); White Ermine (*1); Rustic Shoulder Knot (*2); Heart and Dart (*4); Vines Rustic (*2); Cochylis atricapitana (*1); Eudonia angustea (*1); Olethreutes lacunana (*1) and Yellow Belle (*2).

 
MAY
 
30th May 2005 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - Overcast and raining, the result of the mothing excursion was 17 species:- Peach Blossom (*1); Common White Wave (*3); Silver  Ground  Carpet (*3); Coxcomb Prominent (*1); Brimstone (*1); Marbled Minor sp. (*2); Flame Carpet (*1); Peppered Moth (*1); Heart and Dart (*1); Lesser Swallow Prominent (*5); Pebble Hook Tip (*1); Pale Tussock (*1); Setaceous Hebrew Character (*1); Flame Shoulder (*1); White Ermine (*1); Cinnabar Moth (*1); Tinea semifulvella (*1).
 
27th May 2005 - Ainsdale EN, Lancashire - Back to this excellent reserve for some mothing and despite clear skies we got 40 species this time around:- Cinnabar  Moth (*2); Small  Phoenix (*1); Flame Shoulder (*12); Ochreous  Pug  (*1); Lesser Swallow Prominent (*1); Treble Lines (*20); Sandy Carpet (*1);  Brimstone (*6);  Common Wave (*1); Silver  Ground  Carpet  (*2); Chinese  Character (*1);  Scalloped Hazel  (*7); Peppered  Moth (*2); Pebble  Hook Tip (*2); Pale  Tussock (*6); Pine  Beauty (*4); White  Ermine (*9); Figure  Of  Eighty  (*3); Red  Green  Carpet (*2); Setaceous Hebrew  Character (*4); Rivulet  (*1); Clouded  Silver (*5); Pebble  Prominent (*2);  Heart and Dart  (*2); Common  White Wave (*1); Common Wainscot (*1); Bordered White (*2); Poplar Hawkmoth (*1); White Colon  (*1); Knot  Grass (*1); Clouded  Border (*1); Brown  Silver  Lines  (*1); Grey  Pine Carpet (*1); Broken Barred Carpet (*1); Shears (*1); Purple Bar (*1); Nematopogon swammerdamella (*1); Orchard Ermine (*1); Light Grey Tortrix (*1); Foxglove Pug (*1).
 
20th May 2005 - Ainsdale EN, Lancashire - A bit of mothing into the wee hours produced a fair list of 21 species:- Lime-speck  Pug (*1); Cinnabar  Moth (*2); Brown  House  Moth (*1); Small  Phoenix (*1); Green Pug (*1); Bordered White (*1); Shuttle-shaped Dart (*2); Pale Tussock (*1); Flame Shoulder (*3); Ochreous  Pug  (*1); Grey  Pine  Carpet (*2);  Fox  Moth (*1); Brown  Rustic (*1); Clouded   Border  (*1); Buff  Ermine  (*1);    Lesser  Swallow  Prominent (*1); Coxcomb Prominent (*1); Spruce Carpet (*1); Treble Lines (*2); Sandy Carpet (*1).
 
15th May 2005 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - It had been a clear and breezy night so a look through the moth traps produced only 8 species:- White Ermine (*1); Hebrew Character (*1); Muslin Moth (*1); Common Wave (*1); Flame Shoulder (*1); Shuttle Shaped Dart (*1); Spectacle (*1); Lesser Swallow Prominent (*1).
 
3rd May 2005 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - Some mothing near the weir, clear and still but quite cool. The result of our efforts being 5 species:- Oak Tree Pug (*1); Early Thorn (*1); Hebrew Character (*2); Agonopterix arenella (*1); Nematopogon swammerdamella (*1).
 
APRIL
 
22nd April 2005 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - Some late evening birding followed by 3 hours mothing and a chat with our mate Bernie - result - cold, tired and 1 moth:- Brown House Moth (*1).
 
3rd April 2005 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - 1st attempt at mothing for the year - 2 species only - Early Grey (*1) and Double Striped Pug (*1).