YPONOMEUTIDAE AND SCHREKENSTEINIIDAE

485 Schrekensteinia festaliella on Skircoat Green on July 30th 2016. Appropriately enough it was by the Blackberry and Raspberry patches which is what the larvae feed on. I almost didn't bother with it as it was very fly-like in flight and pretty small which probably explains why it's not recorded that often in Yorkshire.


401 Argyresthia laevigatella, Norland Bilberry slopes, June 30th 2010. Netted by day and my only record. No doubt it has come from the adjacent golf course where European Larch is plentiful.

407 Argyresthia dilectella in the garden, July 14th 2011. Captured by day and my only record.

409a Argyresthia trifasciata in the garden, May 8th 2011. Captured in the early morning. My first record was also in the garden on June 23rd 06 where individuals have been seen a handful of times since.

410 Argyresthia brockeella, North Dean meadow, June 15th 06. A field observation and my only record.

411 Argyresthia goedartella, North Dean wood, July 10th 06. A field observation on Silver Birch just as the sun came out to illuminate the moth. A commonly seen species.


419 Argyresthia semifusca, North Dean wood, Aug.31st 06. A field observation and my only record. The forewing has a lovely, delicate, violet flush which just comes through in the photo.

420 Cherry Fruit Moth, Arthur's plot, Skircoat Green allotments, July 16th 09. Captured by day.

421 Argyresthia bonnetella, May 31st 2010. Reared from a larva on Hawthorn near Sterne Mill bridge. This is my only record.

424 Bird-cherry Ermine nest, Cunnery wood, July 5th 2014, originally found by Chris Sutcliffe. I decided to take this nest home to determine the species as there was some uncertainty about the tree's ID. With just a couple of larvae present I thought it shouldn't be to much of a handful!

424 Bird-cherry Ermine larva, pupa and pupal cocoons, July 5th. After opening up the nest I soon realised there was a central nucleus of many pupal cocoons. Opening one up revealed a healthy moth pupa, all bodes well.

424 Bird-cherry Ermines emerging July 9th 2014. Three days later I was pleased that two adults had already emerged, but that didn't prepare me for the events of the following day when there was a constant stream of nearly 30 adults emerging from the "pupal hub". They were everywhere in differing stages of drying off. It was all a bit overwhelming so out they all went in to sheltered corner of the garden and left to their own devices.

424 Bird-cherry Ermine July 9th. The host tree was originally identified as a willow species but after the moths started to emerge it was soon clear that it could only be a Bird Cherry.
 
426 Apple Ermine, old larval spinnings on cultivated apple at Park Wood crematorium, July 18th 2017.

441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella on the garage, July 10th 05. Captured by day and my only record.

449 Ash Bud Moth, feeding signs on Ash, by the towpath at Copley, May 9th 2011. A withered leaf, feeding tunnel and frass are tell tale signs of larval workings. This is my only record.

449c Prays oleae, mine on an Olive tree, Newbank garden centre, West Vale, Apr.19th 2012. Just one mine was found on half a dozen small trees. No doubt imported with the trees from warmer European climes. Not recorded in Britain until 2009 this is my only record.

450 Hawthorn Moth mines on small leaved cotoneaster in the garden, June 10th 2017. There were also a few webs this species dotted around the bush containing several larvae, pupae, emerging adults (see below) and parasitic wasp cocoons.

450 Hawthorn Moth larva June 9th 2017 (Details as above).

450 Hawthorn Moths emerging from webbing on the garden Cotoneaster, June 21st 2017 (details as above).




450 Hawthorn Moth in the garden, June 22nd 2014. Captured by day.


453 Honeysuckle Moth, the garden, July 13th 05. Captured by day this is my only record.


455 Ypsolopha scabrella in the kitchen, Aug.2nd 2010. Captured at night, this is my only record.


462 Yposolopha sequella, North Dean wood, Sept.1st 08. Captured by day. 

465 Plutella porectella at the former sewage works at West Vale, May 21st 2014. A field observation on Common Nettle. Considering the large amount of the moth's foodplant, Dame's Violet, growing on the site it's not surprising to find this species here. 

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