32.007 Red-letter Flat-body (Agonopterix ocellana), July 25th 2010. Reared from a larva inadvertently collected from Goat Willow by the towpath at Salterhebble earlier in the summer. 
It was a nice surprise when it emerged as I had no idea that it was this species. This now made it four Agonopterix species reared in the year.

32.010 Sallow Flat-body (Agonopterix conterminella) to MV light at Clock Face quarry on Aug. 10th 2023.

32.017 Brindled Flat-body (Agonopterix arenella), Bankhouse wood, Aug. 17th 2010. Netted at dusk but still in good condition despite that.

32.017 Brindled Flat-body (Agonopterix arenella) to MV light at Norland moor on Sept. 10th 2021. As with many moths that night they failed to enter the trap and were subsequently found the next morning in the surrounding Heather, Bilberry etc.

32.018 Common Flat-body (Agonopterix heracliana) larva at 9mm. One of several found spun up in Hogweed leaves in Scarr wood on June 12th 2010. The larvae make large, conspicuous spinnings.

32.018 Common Flat-body (Agonopterix heracliana) on June 30th 2010.

32.024 Dusted Flat-body (Agonopterix assimilella) larva on Broom, Norland moor, May 20th 2010.

32.024 Dusted Flat-body (Agonopterix assimilella), June 8th 2010. Reared from the larva pictured above.

32.024 Dusted Flat-body (Agonopterix assimilella) to MV light at Clock Face quarry on Aug. 10th 2023. 

32.029 Gorse Flat-body (Agonopterix umbellana) to MV light at Turgate Delph, Norland moor on May 6th 2022.

32.032 Angelica Flat-body (Agonopterix angelicella), June 24th 2010. Reared from larvae found on Hogweed at Copley meadow.

32.036 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria radiella) larva on Wild Parsnip at Walton Street car park, Sowerby Bridge, July 28th 2014. There were several plants present all of which had larvae feeding on them. Most had had their flower heads eaten off leaving behind many stalks with larval spinnings at the end. Thanks to botanist Peachy Steve for originally finding them.

32.036 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria radiella). A close-up of the larva above.

32.036 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria radiella) larva sealing the tunnnel entance, July 29th 2014. Knowing that these larvae would need an umbellifer stem to tunnel in to to pupate I had the foresight to take a Hogweed stem home and place a short section in with each of the feeding larvae. By day two all had fed up and had started to chew their way in to the stem and begun to seal the entrances with chewed pith and a light silk spinning. 

32.036 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria radiella) on Aug. 22nd 2014. Unfortunately all the larvae were parasitised apart from this one which emerged with a deformed wing.

36.001 Poplar Cosmet (Batrachedra praeangusta), a field observation on a willow trunk, North Dean meadow, June 29th 06. 

39.001 Hawthorn Cosmet (Blastodacna hellerella) to MV light at the cabin at Cromwell Bottom on July 13th 2019.

This was originally thought to be an Apple Pith Moth (Blastodacna atra), it has since come to my attention that dark forms of the much more common B. hellerella can be practically identical and need dissecting. Unfortunately the specimen is long gone so I will never know.
It was netted at dusk in the garden on July 8th 2017.

40.001 Large Dark Mompha (Mompha conturbatella), Norland village, June 30th 2010. Captured by day from a patch of Rosebay Willowherb. A beautifully marked little moth with several patches of raised scales along the trailing edge of the forewings. 

40.001 Large Dark Mompha (Mompha conturbatella), Copley meadow, June 23rd 08. A field observation on Rosebay Willowherb on a rather breezy day which explains the photo's lack of sharpness.

40.002 Buff Mompha (Mompha ochraceella) to MV light at Manshead moor plantation, Ripponden on July 8th 2023.

40.003 Rust-blotch Mompha (Mompha lacteella) male to light at Cromwell Bottom on June 11th 2023. Gen. det. (CS).

40.003 Rust-blotch Mompha (Mompha lacteella) genitalia preparation of the aedeagus (phallus) just about showing the two cornuti (spines) of differing length in the base.

40.008 Garden Mompha (Mompha subbistrigella) in the garden on June 9th 07.

40.010 Common Mompha (Mompha epilobiella) by the towpath at Elland, June 15th 06. A field observation.

40.013 Red Mompha (Mompha locupletella), North Dean wood, June 26th 2006. A field observation on Himalayan Balsam. This tiny colony was observed again the following year but as the woodland had begun to encroach on this once open area I wouldn't be surprised if the colony is no longer. 

40.013 Red Mompha (Mompha locupletella), same moth as above.

40.015 Little Mompha (Mompha raschkiella) mines in Rosebay Willowherb, Norland village, June 30th 2010. The early corridor of the mine is often tinged reddish.

40.015 Little Mompha (Mompha raschkiella), a tenanted mine on Rosebay Willowherb, Carr Hall lane, Stainland, July 7th 2017.

40.015 Little Mompha (Mompha raschkiella), June 27th 2014. Reared from mines found earlier that summer at Elland Bridge.

34.004 Bulrush Cosmet (Limnaecia phragmitella) larva on a Reed Mace seedhead from Tag Loop, Feb. 14th 2011. I found the best way to see if larvae are present was to open the seed head (outdoors!) over a piece of white paper and if any are present they should soon drop on to the paper where they are easily found. The one pictured is burrowing back into a seedhead to be reared through.

34.004 Bulrush Cosmet (Limnaecia phragmitella) July 1st 2011. Reared from the larvae from Tag Loop. To rear this species the larvae need to be kept in an extremely secure container as they can push their way out of the tightest of gaps - as I soon found out. Tupperware boxes with push on lids are not secure enough.

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