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ABS Other Wildlife => Other Wildlife => Moths => Topic started by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:40:45 pm

Title: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:40:45 pm
Broom-tip Chesias rufata

Nationally scarce B in UK

Photo and trapped by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:42:29 pm
Portland Ribbon Wave Idaea degeneraria

Red Data Book species in UK

Photo and trapped by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:45:26 pm
Ocnogyna zoraida

Iberian Peninsula

Photo and controlled by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:47:00 pm
Calophasia hamifera

Another species from the Iberian Peninsula

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:48:21 pm
Amephana aurita

This species is found in Iberian Peninsula, just into southern France, Italy and some Med. islands.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:49:49 pm
Pale Shouldered Cloud Actinotia hypericii

Rare immigrant to UK recorded only twice when Waring's book was published.  Not common here.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:55:08 pm
Chemerina caliginearia

Mediteranean?

Contolled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 07, 2010, 10:58:42 pm
Itame vincularia

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 05:55:26 pm
Aedia leucomelas

Could easily be mistaken for Alchymist but is slightly smaller and markings on the upperwing quite distinctive!  Even fewer of these recorded by me and none as far as I know in UK so far.  Found in South and Central Europe, then right through Asia to Australia!

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 05:58:01 pm
Arctia villica angelica

Subspecies of Cream Spot Tiger which locally common in UK - Cream Spot Tiger that is, not this subspecies!

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 06:00:47 pm
Light Crimson Underwing Catocala promissa

Red Data Book species in UK


Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 06:07:38 pm
Dorset Cream Wave Stegania trimaculata

Rare immigrant to Uk - one sighting in 1978 in Dorset would you believe!

Contolled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:12:49 pm
Middle Lace Border Scopula decorata

"doubtfully British"  Waring.  "British records of this widespread European species cannot be confirmed"

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:17:14 pm
Light-Magpie Abraxis-pantaria

"Doubtfully British"  Waring  "An unconfirmed record from 1885 but no confirmed record of this largely Mediterranean species.  It should be dropped from the British List"  Waring.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:19:37 pm
Lophoterges millierei

Found in Spain and southern France.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:21:05 pm
Passenger Dysgonia algira

Immigrant to UK.  About 10 British records.   Resident S.Europe and North Africa.  I see several annually.

Controlled and photo Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:24:07 pm
Pseudophia tirhaca

Iberian Peninsular, France, Italy and Med Islands in Europe.  Found outside Europe too.  I see reasonably often.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:26:11 pm
Striped Hawkmoth Hyles livornica

Relatively common here   Immigrant to Uk in small numbers most years.

Controlled and photo Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:29:22 pm
The Alcymist Catephia alcymista

Immigrant to Uk, the most recent according to Waring was in 1963.  I have only recorded a few times, would have to check my records to tell you how many!

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:33:26 pm
Light Crimson Underwing Catocala promissa

Red Data Book species

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:47:00 pm
Blair's-Mocha Cyclophora-pupillaria

"scarce and irregular immigrant" in Uk with approx 100 recorded since first in 1946.  This species is relatively common here with long flight season.  It has been recorded here every month from Jan to Oct inclusive.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:49:39 pm
Crocalis aubertii

Originally a North African species, it has now spread up the Med coast.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:52:30 pm
Egyptian Bollworm Earias insulana

This is an unusual colour form of an insect which is common here but it is a rare immigrant/import in the Uk -only about 5 records.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:54:35 pm
Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea

local species in UK therefore not that unusual but I love the photo!  Found mainly on the coast in UK

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 07:56:35 pm
Guernsey Underwing Polyphaenis sericata

Common on Channel Islands and very common here during flight season.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 08:01:42 pm
Hadena magnolii

Widely distributed through Southern Europe and on into Russia.  Not found in UK or northern Europe.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 08:51:54 pm
Jersey Emerald Pseudoterpna coronillaria

Overlooked on Jersey until 2001!  This is a common species here.  Not found elsewhere in Uk.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 08:54:10 pm
Raparna conicephala

Asiatic Mediterranean species.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:50:52 pm
Cyclophora hyponoea

Southern Spain and Portugal, NE Spain and S. France, N. Africa.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:52:00 pm
False Mocha Cyclophora porata

DNA checked on this one by Axel Hausmann.  Nationally scarce B in UK and declining.  Difficult to separate in southern Europe from Cyclophora hyponoea.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:53:27 pm
Dryobotodes tenebrosa

Recently recorded for first time in UK.  Common here.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:54:41 pm
Flame Brocade Trigonophora flammea

Scarce but regular immigrant to Uk.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:55:57 pm
Mediterranean Brocade Spodoptera littoralis

Suspected rare immigrant/import in the Uk.  Has occurred about 6 times.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:57:15 pm
The Berber Pseudenargia ulicis

Suspected rare immigrant to UK.  Found once in 1935.  Spain, Portugal, extreme south of France and med coast of N. Africa.

Contolled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 09, 2010, 09:58:33 pm
Dumeril's Rustic Luperina dumerilii

Immigrant to Uk   About 35 records (Waring).  common here.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 10, 2010, 01:19:19 pm
Toulgoetia cauteriata

This beautiful species occurs only in S.Spain, Portugal and North Africa.

Controlled and photo by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 10, 2010, 01:20:45 pm
Accent Gem Ctenoplusia accentifera

Suspected rare immigrant in UK.  One record in Sept 1969.  found on Med coasts of Spain and France. My first record was 2008 so rare here!

Controlled and photo Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 10, 2010, 01:22:03 pm
Goat Moth Cossus cossus

Nationally scarce B in UK.  Range has declined.  I have only seen this once!

Controlled and photo Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:30:17 pm
Chlorissa faustinata

S. Europe and N. Africa.  "Most of the European populations endangered, their habitats meriting special protection" A. Hausmann.

Relatively common on our property.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:32:32 pm
Cryphea vandalusiae

one of 7 members of the Cryphea family commonly found here.  This species is not found in UK but is present in southern Europe.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:35:07 pm
Dark Mottled Willow Spodoptera cilium

Rare immigrant to Uk.  I have recorded a few times, certainly 2 or 3 times annually.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:36:45 pm
Drymonia querna

Widespread in Europe but not in Uk so far.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:38:16 pm
Dryobotodes roboris

S. Europe.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:40:47 pm
Dusky Scalloped Oak Crocalis dardoinaria

Recorded rarely on Guernsey only in UK.  Southern Europe and some Med. islands.  Reasonably common here.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:47:53 pm
Earias albovenosana

Not found in UK.  Found in southern Europe but not widely known as yet.  martin Corley identified this one.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:49:52 pm
Enconista miniosaria

I'm still checking through all my photos.  As you know, this volume is not published in the Geo series yet and I am reliant on Robineau "Papillons nocturnes de France".  I haven't bought the two which you reviewed recently "Moths of Europe".  I guess I should get these?
I think I am correct with this, but has no resemblance to the ones i Robineau which are a dull brown!

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:52:11 pm
Methorasa (Calliopistria) latreillei

This species has now been recorded in UK on 27.10.06.  I see a few each year.  The orange dagger is the diagnostic mark for which I always look.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:53:38 pm
Menophora harterti

Found in N. Africa, Spain and S. France.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:57:49 pm
Brassy Waved Umber Menophra japygiara

Recorded for the first time in UK May 2009.  This is a common species here.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 12:59:20 pm
Meteropoceras felicina

Not in UK so far.  From Iberian Peninsular to SWFrance.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:01:08 pm
Oak Rustic Dryabota labecula

Rare immigrant to UK.  Resident now in Channel Islands.  Common here.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:03:53 pm
Onychroa agaritharia

S. Europe, Italy and S. France.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:05:32 pm
Peribatodes umbraria

Southern and Central Europe, also Corsica.  Only identified here once.  This photo confirmed by Axel Hausmann.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:07:04 pm
Red-headed Chestnut Conistra erythrocephala

Rare immigrant reported about a dozen times in UK.  Not common here - with me anyway!

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:08:42 pm
Watsonalla uncinula

Very similar to the Oak Hook- tip Watsonalla binaria, found in the UK.  The only visible difference I can see is that the attached species, which is the one found here, has a little white at the apex of each wing.  It was Barry Goater who first pointed out my error when I initially recorded it as Oak Hook-tip.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:11:39 pm
Toulgoetia cauteriata

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:13:37 pm
Zernyia granataria

Not in UK.  Not sure of European status as book not published yet for this species and I have no notes on it!

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Peter on April 23, 2010, 01:21:09 pm
Spanish Carpet Scotopteryx peribolata

Immigrant a few times in the 1990s to UK and resident in Channel Islands.  Seen here in small nos. Sept to Nov.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on April 24, 2010, 09:49:10 pm
Striped Hawkmoth Hyles livornica

Immigrant moth to UK recorded almost annually, usually in small numbers.  Here it occurs from March to July, usually in ones and twos.  It is one of 8 species of Hawkmoth recorded at Finca La Molina.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale.
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on May 30, 2010, 05:06:31 pm
Catocala mariana

A species endemic in the Iberian peninsular.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on May 30, 2010, 05:07:55 pm
Radford's Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster

Not often seen even here, this beautiful moth has been recorded approximately 15 times in the UK.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale.
Title: Re: Moths of Serrania de Ronda
Post by: Brenda on May 30, 2010, 05:09:19 pm
Idaea gelbrecti

Identified by Axel Hausmann from this photo, this moth, normally found in Morocco, was new for Europe recently near Ronda when found by Bernard Muller.  This is a second European record for this moth.

Controlled and photographed by Penny Hale.