GEOMETRIDS: 97 - 140

70.097 Common Marbled Carpet  larva, found on Honeysuckle in North Dean wood on Apr. 25th 2014. It's a final instar larva about 30mm in length and it's pink, purple and green colours provided excellent camouflage among the foodplant.  

70.097 Common Marbled Carpet  May 10th 2014. Reared from the larva pictured above above.

70.097 Common Marbled Carpet larva, May 17th 08. Swept from Heather in North Dean Wood by Paul Talbot earlier that month.

70.100 Green Carpet to actinic light in the garden at Hollin Hall, Hardcastle Crags on Sept. 6th 2023. A common and ubiquitous species in this area!

70.101 Mottled Grey at Norland Village, Mar. 31st 2010. Captured by day.

70.103 Water Carpet to MV light at Hollin Hall, Hardcastle Crags on May 25th 2023.
A rather worn individual near the end of its flight season.

70.104 Devon Carpet to actinic light at the north end of the Rush Field at Hardcastle Crags on June 4th 2023. It's encouraging to rediscover this once common species here, hopefully there will be many more to come, especially with the second generation.

70.105 Northern Winter Moth larva, found on Goat Willow at Copley meadow, May 17th 09.

70.105 Northern Winter Moth, a female on Oct. 28th 2011. Reared from a larva found in North Dean wood in late Apr/early May. My first view of one of the flightless female "winter moths". The larvae were commonly found in North Dean wood in the spring.

70.105 Northern Winter Moth, reared from larvae as above. Not a flightless female this time but a newly emerged male yet to expand his wings, it had me a little confused for a while.

70.105 Northern Winter Moth - male at the sphagnum bog, Cromwell Bottom, Nov. 1st 2018. A field observation on Bramble.

70.106 Winter Moth larva (I think!) being carried by a Northern Hairy Wood Ant down a Scots Pine tree back to its nest on May 18th 2023. This little scene took place at Shackleton wood at Hardcastle Crags and appears to demonstrate why there is an apparent dearth of moths and larvae at this particular site, it will beinteresting to see if this is the case throught the year or whether the cold spring is largely to blame.

70.106 Winter Moth, a female on Dec.6th 2018. Reared from a larva collected from the Blackthorn hedge by the weir at Cromwell Bottom in May this year. They may be flightless but they sure can run fast.

70.106 Winter Moth, Bankhouse wood, Nov.16th 2010. Photographed at night during an unsuccessful attempt to find the flightless females. 

70.107 November Moth, a male to MV light near the visitor centre, Cromwell Bottom on Oct. 8th 2023. The only one checked of around half a dozen.

70.110 Small Autumnal Moth, one of two to MV light at Manshead moor plantation, Ripponden on Sept. 10th 2023.

70.110 Small Autumnal Moth, a male to actinic light on Walsden moor on Sept 1st 2023.

70.112 Dingy Shell, captured by day at Walshaw wood, Hardcastle Crags on July 6th 2023.

70.114 Small Yellow Wave to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, June 1st 2019.

70.115 Welsh Wave to MV light at the Rush Field, Hardcastle Crags on June 16th 2023.
An immaculate specimen resting on the sheet underneath the trap.

70.121 Scallop Shell one of two to light at the cabin at Cromwell Bottom, July 14th 2018.

70.130 Chimney Sweeper, Copley meadow, June 11th 07. A daytime observation. Up to 15 counted here on a good day in June 2007.

70.131 Twin Spot Carpet, at the base of Shackleton Knoll, Hardcastle Crags, Aug.18th 2012. A daytime observation on a dry stone wall.

70.133 Small Rivulet to MV light at Hollas Lane nature reserve on July 23rd 2021.

70.138 Sandy Carpet to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, June 1st 2019. One of four that night.

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