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 to let their inhabitants fend for themselves.
1099 Endothenia marginana, Apr.20th 2011. One of the many reared from the Tag Loop Teasel seedheads.
1113 Eudemis profundana, June 28th 2012. One of two reared from larvae spun inside oak leaves at North Dean wood on May 22nd 2012. This is my only record.
1126 Ancylis badiana, Milner Royd drain, May 12th 2014. Captured by day.
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 with almost every Bilberry bush having at least one present.
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 only record. Also 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.
1155 Epinotia brunnichana, North Dean meadow, July 12th 06. A field observation and my only record.
1156 Epinotia solandriana, June 13th 2011. Reared from a larva found rolled up in Silver Birch leaves in North Dean wood. This is my only record.
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