1099 Endothenia marginana, two larvae in a Teasel seed head, Feb.19th 2011. The seed heads were collected from Tag Loop earlier in the year and identified by the info on UK moths here:
1099 Endothenia marginana pupa, Apr.11th 2011. Gently tearing the Teasel seed head apart reveals a neatly concealed pupa.
1099 Endothenia marginana pupa, Apr.21st 2011. Ten days later and the pupa is colouring up nicely.
1099 Endothenia marginana, emerged adults, Apr.24th 2011. Having collected just seven seed heads there was a concerning appearance of no less than 12 parasitic wasps. I needn't have worried though because by the time the twentieth moth had emerged I'd had enough and put the seedheads outside in the garden and let nature take its course.
1099 Endothenia marginana (female), one of many across the North Loop site at Cromwell Bottom on the evening of July 25th 2017.
1113 Eudemis profundana, June 28th 2012. One of two reared from larvae spun inside oak leaves at North Dean wood on May 22nd 2012.
1126 Ancylis badiana at North Loop, Cromwell Bottom, July 25th 2017. A field observation on Yarrow. An abundant moth here in the evenings at the moment no doubt taking advantage of the vast swathes of Red Clover.
1128 Ancylis myrtillana, Norland Bilberry slopes, May 27th 2010. Netted by day and very restless during it's photo shoot, probably because it's usually active by day. A very common moth here found on practically every Bilberry bush.
1136 Epinotia immundana, North Dean top, Apr.24th 09. Captured by day. Three records in the North Dean/ Norland area of this very variable moth.
1138 Epinotia nisella, Crow Wood park, Sept.15th 04. A field observation and my first ever photo to appear on the internet all those years ago.
1150 Epinotia abbreviana, June 8th 2014. One of two reared from pupae found on Hogweed on May 25th 2014 in Lower Scarr wood. No doubt they descended the nearby Elm tree.
1151 Epinotia trigonella found in the grass at the base of a Silver Birch tree at Norland moor on Aug. 23rd 2017. Captured by day.
1155 Epinotia brunnichana, North Dean meadow, July 12th 06. A field observation.
1156 Epinotia solandriana, June 13th 2011. Reared from a larva found rolled up in Silver Birch leaves in North Dean wood.
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana mine on Cowberry at Norland Bilberry slopes on May 4th 2016.
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana mine and larva, details as above.
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana mine on Cowberry, details as above. The larva has cleared the mine of frass and deposited it at the entrance to the mine.
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana larva Mar. 30th 2016. Found in spun Cowberry leaves at Norland Bilberry slopes earlier that month.
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana June 6th 2016. It was reared from a larva in spun Cowberry leaves found at Norland Bilberry slopes on May 4th that year