NOCTUIDS: 2262 - 2335

2262 Brick (left) and Chestnut feeding on a sugar mixture, Gorpley Clough, Oct. 26th 2008.

2263 Red-line Quaker larva found on spun Sallow leaves at Copley meadow, Apr. 27th 2009. Not reared through.

2264 Yellow-line Quaker feeding on a sugar mixture at Gorpley Clough, Oct. 26th 2008.
2269 Centre-barred Sallow to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 18th 2018.

2272 Barred Sallow at Gosport Clough on Oct. 20th 2018 It was found during a fungi foray by an obliging Halifax Scientific Society member. A field observation on a Beech leaf which is also happens to be it's main foodplant. Infinitely more satisfying to photograph them in their natural settings rather than the awful photo above :-(

2274 Sallow on the roadside at West Vale on Oct. 14th 2016. A field observation on a dry stone wall.

2280 Miller, Dudwell Lane, June 18th 2011. A field observation on a dry stone wall. This is my only record.

2284 Grey Dagger larva, Skircoat Green allotments, Oct.12th 2010. Found by day on the shed door.

2289 Knot Grass larva feeding on Sorrel, Sept.24th 2012. Found by Steve Blacksmith on a Halifax Scientific Society walk to Soil Hill earlier that month; he collected it for rearing.

2293 Marbled Beauty, the house wall, July 16th 2012. Frequently found resting on walls etc. by day, this is one of the more common noctuids I see. 

2297 Copper Underwing nectaring on the garden Buddleia, Aug. 1st 2017.

2298 Svennson's Copper Underwing larva, found wandering about on a garden wall at Skircoat Green, June 8th 2010.

2298 Svennson's Copper Underwing (top) and Common Rustic agg. in the garden, July 26th 06. Feeding on sugar at dusk.

2305 Small Angle Shades, final instar larva at 30mm long, Sept. 25th 2017. Found the previous September by Julian Birkhead on a Halifax Scientific Society ramble to Bradshaw. It was the first time I had come across a moth larva feeding on the unwanted, alien pest - Himalayan balsam.

2305 Small Angle Shades pupa Mar. 29th 2018, details as above. The pupa is "colouring up" rapidly now after having spent the winter in my garage in an airtight tuppaware tub. The tub is opened up every couple of weeks to let fresh air in. Immediately before snapping the lid back on a quick breath on the inside of the lid adds a little humidity to prevent the pupa drying out.

2305 Small Angle Shades, Apr.3rd 2018. Five days later and the (surprisingly beautiful) adult has emerged.

2306 Angle Shades at New Lane, Apr. 20th 2007. A field observation.

2306 Angle Shades, June 5th 2018. Reared from a pupa unearthed in the garden a few days earlier.
2313 Angle-striped Sallow, on of five to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 3rd 2018.

2318 Dun-bar at dusk in the garden, July 27th 2006.

2318 Dun-bar, June 5th 2018. Reared from a larva spun up in Blackthorn leaves at Park Wood Crematorium on May 7th that year.

2318 Dun-bar larva found spun up on Sallow at Copley meadow Apr. 27th 2009.

2318 Dun-bar, empty pupal case, June 5th 2009. Reared from a larva found on Sallow at Copley meadow in late April 2009. Note the characteristic, powdery coating on the case.

2321 Dark Arches feeding on a sugar mixture in the garden on July 26th 2006.

2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle, North Dean meadow, June 14th 05. A field observation. Although very common to MV light traps this was quite an exciting find back in the day.
2330 Dusky Brocade to light at Brown Scout Quarry, Widdop, June 22nd 2018.
2335 Slender Brindle, netted at dusk in Bankhouse wood on July 18th 2010.

2335 Slender Brindle, North Dean meadow, July 21st 06. A field observation.


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