On May the 4th 2003 we received a visit from the Devon Moth Group under the leadership of Roy F Mccormick. There was quite a Souwesterly wind blowing , with lots of cloud cover and a temperature of only ten degrees centigrade.Nevertheless the following species were identified.

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006 Eriocrania subpurpurella (haw)
0150 Adela reamurella Linn.
  0986 Syndemis musculana Hb. ssp musculana Hb
1136 Epinotia immundana F.v.R
Dark Barred twin Spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata Cl.
Water Carpet 1750 Lamproteryx suffumata D & S
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata D & S
Brocken barred Carpet 1773 Electrophaes corylata Thunb.
Brindled Pug 1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Steph.
Early Tooth Striped 1881 Trichopteryx carpinata Borkh
Barred Umber 1903 Plagodis pulveraria Linn
Brimstone Moth 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Linn.
Scalloped Hazel 1920 Odontoptera bidentata Cl
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata Scop.
Iron Prominent 2000 Eligmodonta dromedariius Linn.
Pebble prominent 2003 Nodonta ziczac Linn
Great prominent 2005 Peridea anceps Goeze
Pale Prominent 2011 Pterostoma palppina Cl
Lunar marbled Brown 2015 Drymonia ruficornis Hufn
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta Linn
Red Chestnut 2139 Cerastis rubricosa D & S
Small Quaker 2182 Orthosia cruda D & S
Common Quaker 2187 Orthosia cerasi Fabr
Hebrew character 2190 Orthosia gothica Linn
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Linn
Nut Tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli Linn

Our thanks to John Randall for organising the evening.

The Devon Moth Group visited us again on 21st June 2003 and had a far more successful evening. Fifteen traps were set in various parts of field two both in the woodland and in the open field. Again the visit was led by Roy F Mccormick. The weather was a bit better this time and 132 species were identified.

Gold Swift 0016 Hepialus hecta
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella Fabr
0412 Argyresthia Pygmaeella Hb
Ash Bud moth 0449 Prays fraxinella Bjerk
0945 Aethes cnicana Westw
Barred Fruit tree Tortrix 0970 Pandemiscerasana Hb
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana Fabr
Light Grey Tortrix 1024 Cnephasia incertana Treit
1076 Celypha lacunana D & S
1111 Bactra lancealana Hb
Bramble shoot moth 1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Linn
1178Epiblema roborana D & S
1201 Eucosma cana Haw
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Linn
  1294 Crambus pascuella Linn
1334 Scoparia ambigualis Treit
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortlata Linn
1392 Udea olivalis D & S
  1433 Crytolabes bistriga Haw
Fox Moth 1638 Macrothylacia rubi Linn
Drinker 1640 Euthrix potatoria Linn
Drinker 1640 Euthrix potatoria Linn larvaue
Scalloped Hook Tip 1645 Falcaria lacertinaria Linn
Peach Blossom 1652 Thyatira batis Linn
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Hufn
Figure of Eighty 1654 Tethea ocularis Linn ssp octogesimea Hb. England
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris Linn
Large Emerald 1666 Geometra papilionaria linn
Common emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria Hb
Birch Mocha 1677 Cyclophora albipunctata Hufn
Blood Vein 1682 Timandra Comae Sch.
Cream Wave 1693 Scopula floslactata Haw ssp. floslactata Haw. England
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata Linn
Oblique Carpet 1719 Orthonama vittata Borkh.
Silver-ground Carpet 1727 Xanthoroe mantanat D & S ssp. montanata D &S Rest of Country
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Linn ssp. fluctuata Linn. Rest of Country
Common Carpet 1738 epirrhoe alternata Mull. ssp. alternata Mull Rest of Country
Purple Bar 1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Linn.
Barred straw 1758 Eulithis pyraliata D & S
Common-marbled Carpet

1764 Chloroclystra truncata Hufn.

Broken barred Carpet 1773 Electrophaes corylata Thund.
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Knoch.
The Rivulet 1802 Perizoma affinitatum Steph.
Small Rivulet 1803 Perizoma alchemillata Linn
Sandy Carpet 1808 Perizoma flavofasciata Thunb.
Foxglove Pug 1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Steph. ssp. pulchellata Steph. England
Grey Pug 1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Haw.
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Linn
Double Striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Haw.
Dingy Shell 1874 Euchoeca nebulata Scop


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