Sven;s Copper Underwing
Copper Underwing agg
2297 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758)
1 freshly emerged male at Todmorden on the 21st August 1986 (Long1986)
1 at Hedge Top lane 2nd September and 7th October 2007 (identified by pale palps AC and Dr.CFletcher)
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera Fletcher, 1968
Larvae found .
2299 Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopogonis (Clerck, 1759)
2300 Old Lady Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded at sugar and more often disturbed from a garden shed or garage it is also seen by torch light near canal sides and river banks in August occasionally recorded at light traps.When I first started ‘moffing’I remember Nick Dawtry ringing me up saying….Ive just seen an Old lady on Pellon lane…I thought there must be many old ladies walking up and down pellon lane every day ?…..The penny dropped when he said it was flying..
2305 Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded at light between 5th June and 11th August with an average of 25 a year recorded throughout Calderdale between 1999 and 2009.
2306 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded throughtout the area at light and sugar recorded in all months but most records fall between March and November ,it can easily be reared through as the larvae are easily found ..
2312 The Olive Ipimorpha subtusa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
One at Kebroyd 1959.
Recorded at Park road Elland on 26th &30th July and 1st August 2001
1 at Rochdale road, Walsden on 10th August 2004 and 20th August 2006
1 at Hedge Top lane 10th August 2007
2313 Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea (Esper, 1788)
1 at light 22nd July 2008 Brookfoot Brighouse (M&KSh) ,1 to light at Cromwell Bottom August 2010 (AC,BL,Ian & Tina ,Marolyn) and 1 at Hedge Top Lane Northowram 8th September 2010(AC) are the only Calderdale records of this magnificent species..
2314 Dingy Shears P.ypsillion ([Denis & Schiffermüller)
3 early records of this species which was once called Dismal Brindle and this recent record of 1 at Rochdale road,Walsden on 27th May 2005 (BL)
2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common throughout the area with adults on the wing from the 30th June to 18th September. 103 to light at park road eland on the 31st july 2002 was the maximum to light. Larvae have been found in May at Park Wood and North Dean Wood.
2321 Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha (Hufnagel, 1766)
One to a bedromm light in Hebden Bridge 22nd July 1924(Allen) with 2000 plus to light in 1963(WC). Nowerdays its abundant at light between the 31st May and 11th September.It is not uncommon to record 30+ a night in July and August.A massive 130 at light at Little moor Gardens Illingworth on the 12th July 2006 (AZ).
2322 Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Recorded in small numbers between the 25th June and 13th August. There is one very early record from 4th May 2007 to light in Hebden Bridge (WP)
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata (Hufnagel, 1766)
Common from May – July at light , sugar and an early record of one attracted to candle light 22nd July 1923 in Hebden Bridge(Allen) .Both forms occour .1 ab.combusta at Withens Clough car park on the 15.09.08 was the lasest occourance in Yorkshire at the time.(AC,MH,BL,NR)
2327 Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion (Haworth, 1809)
1 old record from Akroyd in 1899 and 1 to light on the 31st May and 1st June 2000 at Park Road Elland (PT) are the only local records.
2329 The Confused Apamea furva Cockayne, 1950
1 in Todmorden in 1928 (WEC)
1 at light 20th &21st August 2000 and 9th August 2001 Park road Elland(PT)
1 to actinic light at langfield common 25th July 2010(BL)
2330 Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa (Hübner, 1809)
2 at sugar Hebden Bridge 25th July 1915 and 25th June 1922 (Gibson)was said to be abundant every year 1963(WEC)
Common throughout the areaat light traps with adult flight times between 31st May and 19th August.
2331 Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis (Hübner, 1813)
Adults can be seen on the wing between the 23rd May – 11th August,recorded at light traps in small numbers.
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens (Hufnagel, 1766)
Common throughout the area with adults on the wing between 15th May and 12th July.Ten to a light trap in Todmorden on the 12th June 2009.(BL)
2335 Slender Brindle Apamea solopacina (Esper, 1788)
First recorded in 1927 in Elland and 9 recorded at Kebroyd in 1969(WEC)
Common throurgout the area at light between 10th June and 25th August.
2336 Double Lobed Apamea ophiogramma (Esper, 1793)
There are 18 records of adults between the 21st June and 14th August .1 at Cromwell Bottom on 14th August 2001 and 1on 31st July 2010.
2337 Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
2338 Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792)
1 at Light ,on the 30th July Park road Elland is the only record (PT)
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
There are many recent records for this species although there are no gen det records. Care should be taken when recording minor species and if in doubt should be recorded as Minor agg.
2340 Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula (Haworth, 1809)
One of the easier Minors to identify and is taken at light in early June – early August.30 at Withens clough car park in June 2009 and 20 at Midgley.
2341 Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
2342 Rosy Minor Mesoligia literosa (Haworth, 1809)
Recorded at light between early June and early September this species is widely distributed throughout Calderdale.
2343 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758) and 2343a Lesser Common Rustic Mesapammea didyma (Esper;1788)
As recently as 1985 , it was first recognised that Common Rustic consisted of two separate species . These are now recognised as Lesser Common Rustic and Common Rustic. The agg species in Calderdale is common at light between Late May and early September (as shown in graph below) .All records have been recorded as Common Rustic agg as there are only a few records determind to specific species.-
Two Common Rustic netted at dusk in Bankhouse wood on July 31st 2010. Gen. det. (Charlie Streets)
Five at Hedge top lane in July 2010 were identified as four Common Rustic and 1female Lesser Common Rustic (gen det AC )
Common Rustic agg
2345 Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima (Haworth, 1809)
Appears at light in small numbers (Collinson 1969)
Recorded at light Withens Clough car park ,Park road Elland, Broadhead Clough,Todmorden,Pellon and Northowram.
2350 Small Wainscot Photedes pygmina (Haworth, 1809)
1 to Light at Midgley 12th September 2010 (NC,SC)
2352 Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
22 recorded at light in the Cromwell Bottom area in 1999, 2 in 2000 , 1 in 2001 and in 2002.(PT).All records fall between 17th July and 14th August.
2353 Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Adult flight times are between the 24th July and 26th September.In 1956 83 were recorded at light Kebroyd(WEC)
2357 Large Ear Amphipoea lucens (Freyer, 1845)
1 attracted to light at Crimsworth Dean on the 15th August 2007(AC,BL) identified on genitalia examination by Dr .C.Fletcher.1 at light Todmorden (BL)identified by genitalia examination by C.Streets.
Ear Moths spp. 6 moths trapped at Rochdale Road, Walsden between 11th August and 10th September 2004 were identified only as Amphipoea species, and could have been any of the 4 Ear moths recorded in Britain. Also 7 recorded at this site between 19th August – 18th September 2005.1 at Moor end Gardens on the 16th September 2006 and 1 at Hebden Bridge on 6th Septembert 2007.2 to light at withens Clough car park 9th Sept 2010 were thought to br Large Ear.
2361 Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)
Adults can be seen between the 1st August and the 19th October and are regular at light traps throughout the area.5 seen feeding on thistles near shibden park during the day 24th September 2010 (DP).
Number of individuals recorded at light 1999 – 2009
2362 The Butterbur Hydraecia petasitis Doubleday, 1847
There are no recent records for this species.??Collinson wrote of this species -
One rarely observes the adult of this moth for it is secretive and rarely comes to light. However the species is well established in our Parish and visiting entomologists are always interested to be shown it. The larvae feed in the stem bases of the Common Butter-bur and great care is needed to obtain healthy specimens at the right time. I found that many of the text book entries on this species, having been presumably copies from previous works, were far from accurate on dates of emergence and other matters. The stem-feeders are a very interesting group and we have a good representation in our parish. They are of course little affected by smoke pollution since their larvae are actually inside the foodplant stem or root. One wonders whether this species is much more widespread than isgenerally thought. Many years ago a visiting friend from Northern Scotland was taken to see one of our colonies. Returning to his home he found a bed of Butterbur and within a few minutes found some fine examples of the larva. This was a new record for his county but of course the species must have been there all the time.
2364 Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Collinson wrote of this species ‘ I know of no more interesting comment on local recording than one which relates to this species. During 1947, when writing a series of articles, I wanted to study this particular species. I was aware that it was on our local list and so turned up the old records. These were all for one area near Brighouse and were dated 1863 and 1898. They had never been recorded since. I went to see Herbert Spencer who knew more about the moths of the Elland and Brighouse area than any other person. He was not hopeful. "I have never seen it in fifty years", he said, "and if it were here I should have done so". The matter was left there on the Thursday evening. However the very next evening Herbert called to see me in a state of considerable excitement. He had visited the field indicated in the old records. He had gone to the corner of the field which was mentioned as being "behind the public house". Actually the public house had long since been demolished but he remembered it's location, and there in the stems of the Thistles were the Frosted Orange pupae. He had found twelve of these and half were handed to me for my studies. On several other occasions the accuracy of the old Recorders has helped in tracing interesting local species’.
Numbers recorded at light at Park road(1999 – 2002) and Hedge top lane(2003 –2009) between 2nd September and 15th October ( PT & AC )
2367 Haworth's Minor Celaena haworthii (Curtis, 1829)
This moorland species is recorded on the wing between 23rd August and the 10th October at Whiteholme drain,Withens Clough car park,Hoof stone heights Langfield Common and Hall wood.The first recent record was one to light on 26th August 2007 at Whiteholme Drain (BL)
2368 The Crescent Celaena leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
1 at light Park Road Elland 12th August 1999(PT)
1 at light 1st September 2005 (BL)
1 at Brookfoot Brighouse 11th August 2008(M&K Sharpe)
2369 Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae (Thunberg, 1784)
Three early records from 1960(1) 1969(2) at light from Kebroyd these were newly emerged specimens and indicate local breeding.
1 at Copley 31.7.1978,1 at west End 18.7.1982 and 1 at Ovenden wood 24.7.1983(WBa).
4 to light at Cromwell Bottom on the 17th July 1999(PT)
1 at Light Rochdale Road 18th September 2995(BL)
2375 Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa (Hübner, 1803)
Recorded at light on the 16th 18th 26th and 27th September 2000 at Park Road Elland these are our only records to date.(PT)
2380 Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica (Hufnagel, 1766)
1863 Samuel Gibson in Hebden Bridge recorded this species and in 1968 at Kebroyd are the only records.
2381 The Uncertain Hoplodrina alsines (Brahm, 1791)
Recorded at light between 1st July and 12th September
2382 The Rustic Hoplodrina blanda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Adult flight times are between the 12th July and 30th August
9 recorded at light traps at Cromwell Bottom on 22nd and 2 here on 25th August 2001.
1 at Moor End Gardens, Pellon on 29th August 2001.
2387 Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Adult flight times are between the 18th June and the 30th August with the main emergence in July..
2389 Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Adult flight times are between the 20th May and the 19th October with peaks in July and September.
2391 Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus (Tausch)
1 found by torch light at Cromwell Bottom on the 3rd June 2010(AC,BL)
2 to light at Cromwell Bottom 31st July 2010(AC,BL)
The first local record was 1 male to light at Todmorden 15th and 30th August 2006(BL) and a female to light at Crimsworth Dean 15th August 2007 (AC,BL)
2397 Small Yellow Underwing Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763)