NOCTUIDS: 2180 - 2335.

2187 Common Quaker, Feb.14th 2011. Reared from a larva found on Sallow next to the towpath at Salterhebble the previous summer. Note the distinctive band on the rear end of the larva.



2189 Twin-spotted Quaker emerging from the its pupa, Feb.2nd 2011. Reared from a larva found on apple in the garden on June 1st 2010.

2214 A shark species presumed to be a  Chamomile Shark in the garden on June 19th 2012. Resting on my outdoor thermometer. Not much to go on with this worn specimen other than a forewing length of 21mm. This is my only record.


2241 Red Sword-grass, New Lane, Mar 7th 06. A field observation in the steady drizzle. Other records are singles at Skircoat Green in 2012 and  Jan. 21st 2014 and one near Heath Lane, Halifax in Dec. 2013. All were resting openly on dry stone walls.


2241 Red Sword-grass, Gorpley Clough, Oct.26th 08. This one is feeding on a sugar solution at dusk.

2243 Early Grey, New Lane, Apr.20th 2014. A field observation of one typically resting by day on a wall or fence.

2254 Grey Chi at Rishworth golf course at Norland on Aug.12th 2013. A pristine moth resting openly on a dry stone wall by day.


2256 Satellite, Gorpley Clough, Oct.26th 08. Photographed feeding on sugar at dusk.



2258 Chestnut, Bankhouse wood, Oct.14th 2010. Nectaring on Ivy blossom at dusk.

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. 


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


2306 Angle Shades feeding on sugar solution in the garden, Sept.9th 06. Disturbed by the camera's light, this one's warming up ready for take off.


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.

2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle, North Dean meadow, June 14th 05. A field observation of one disturbed by day.


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

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