45: PLUME MOTHS, 62: PYRALIDS

62.072 Meal Moth to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 3rd 2018.
 
62.001 Bee Moth - female at Bankhouse wood, June 23rd 2010. Netted at dusk.

62.001 Bee Moth - male the house wall, July 10th 06. A field observation.

62.035 Grey Knot-horn (Acrobasis advenella) larva originally found on Blackthorn but refused this in captivity and is now feeding on its stated foodplant Hawthorn. Collected from Park Wood Crematorium, May 7th 2018.

62.035 Grey Knot-horn (Acrobasis advenellalarva, details as above. A few days later and a better shot of a markedly different looking instar. I hope I can rear it through, it's been 10 years since my last new Pyralid moth!

62.035 Grey Knot-horn (Acrobasis advenellalarva digging down, details as above. May 16th and unusually for a micro it needed some slightly damp potting compost introducing so it could burrow down to (hopefully) pupate.
UPDATE: Unfortunatey the larva was parasitized and did not survive despite spinning a tough little subterranean cocoon.

62.035 Grey Knot-horn (Acrobasis advenellaone of three to light by the cabin at Cromwell Bottom, July 14th 2018.

62.042 Thistle Ermine to light at Cromwell Bottom, June 2nd 2018. More coarsely and sparsely spotted than the other "ermines".

62.065 False Cacao Moth (Ephestia woodiella) to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 3rd 2018. Gen. det. by Harry Beaumont and a first for VC63 and second for Yorkshire.





62.062 Indian Meal Moth on the drive way, May 14th 08. Captured by day. This is my only record.

45.010 Beautiful Plume in the garden, Apr.23rd 09. Captured by day. One or two most years either in the garden or on the allotments.

45.004 Triangle Plume pupa, May 13th 08. Reared from a larva found at Brookfoot Loop in the seedhead of Coltsfoot.

45.004 Triangle Plume, May 23rd 08. Reared from the pupa above. This is my only record. 


45.013 Twin-spot Plume, the old sewage works at West Vale, July 19th 06. A field observation. This is my only record.

45.044 Common Plume nectaring on Ragwort at Tag meadow, Cromwell Bottom, July 25th 2017.


45.044 Common Plume, Skircoat Green allotments, June 23rd 07. A field observation. A lot less commonly seen since the eradication of most of the bindweed on the allotment.

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