2038 Muslin Footman Nudaria munana ( L.)
1 at light Hedge Top Lane Northowram on the 2nd July 2009 (AC)
2050 Common Footman Eilema lurideola (Zinck, 1817)
Recorded at light between 10th June and 11th August ,l arvae found at Copley woods and Hipperholme 2010..
2056 Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Many records of this hansome species,mostly recorded on moorland in the western part of the parish with two showing well at Bridestones Moor 28th June 1925(Gibson).
Ogden July 1983(JP) , larvae at Ogden 26th May 1987 .Shibden Valley several 16th June 1984.
Recorded at Birken clough 26th June 1991.(HxSS)
At least 1 at Whiteholme in July 2002.(PG)
2057 Garden Tiger Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
E.B.Gibson remarked ‘this species is generally common but absent from Hebden Bridge and Todmorden’Spenser recorded this species at Elland but there are no recent records except this passage from Collinson_.
I quote......but only four single moths had been found in the last one hundred years(Caja). However one day, in 1948, whilst waiting at a bus stop in the Pye Nest district I unrolled a piece of newspaper which someone had untidily thrown down on a piece of waste grassland at the road side. Inside the folds of the paper was a half grown caja larva. Hastily I sought out other pieces of scrap paper and before the bus arrived I had no less than five larvae — more than the total previous records for a century. That evening I searched similar places in the area and before nightfall had a total of 21 fine specimens. It might be thought that the larvae of Halifax, like the inhabitants, have developed a distinct liking for fish and chips! A more scientific conclusion would be that in some remarkable way these little insects, always masters of adaptation, had discovered what every boy scout is taught, that a few folds of newspaper make the most splendid insulation from cold and damp.
1 corspe found in a Hebden Bridge work yard in 2008 , was thought to be brought in from outside the area (MH).
2060 White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Regular at light between 5th May and 12th July
2061 Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum (Hufnagel, 1766)
Regular at light between 6th May and 16th July
1at Park Road on the 1st November 2001(PT)
2063 Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Records from light at Park road Elland between 8th April and 30th May(PT)
2064 Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Adult flight times are between 31st May and 24th August. Larvae found on Fall lane 22nd March 2010 (CS) 2 at Pellon October 2010 and 1 seen being eaten by a Wheatear near Cold edge Dams October 2010 (DJS).
2069 The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758)Once abundant on ragwort and seen commonly by the roadside in Northowram,I uaed to show the kids the larvae on the way to school..between 2006 – 2009 a real fall in numbers of sightings with very few recods recived of adults or larvae.In 2010 again good numbers recorded as larvae and adults..