2428 Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper, 1789) *
1 caught at light at Ripponden on the 10th September 2000(ME) a first record for the Vice County 63 and Calderdale.
2434 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded at light between 16th June and 25th September.
Burnished Brass, Cryptic Burnished Brass and the intermediate form are recorded in our area see pics below for details .
2437 Golden Plusia Polychrysia moneta (Fabricius, 1787)
Recorded at light and attracted to gardens growing Delphiniums.
First recorded in 1927 and last taken in 1963(BC)
12 recent records fall between the last week in June and the last week July at Headge Top Lane, Little moor Gardens, Wyvern Terrace,Manor Heath and Park road. 1 recorded at Park Road Elland on 16th September 1999 was a very late date.
2439 Gold Spot Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Adult flight times are between the firrst week in June and the last week in August,6 recorded at light at Rochdale Road Walsden was the maximum in one night .
2440 Lempke's Gold Spot Plusia putnami Lempke, 1966
Seven record s for this tricky species between 2004 and 2008 and then an increase in records as people started looking for this species when new information on identification was published , it is very similar to Gold Spot to the untrained eye and this may be the reason for so few records. Close examination of all Gold Spots in July will reveal this species to be commoner than records suggest.The first record of 1 at Moor End Gardens on the 5th August 2004(NCD)was identified by Philip Winter of Whitby on photographic evidence.
1 HedgeTop lane Northowram 10.Jul.05
1 Rochdale Road Walsden 12 and 22nd .Jul.05
1 Moor End gardens pellon 10.Jul.06
1 Hallwood Todmorden 26.Jul.08
4 Langfield Edge 28.Jul.08
In 2010 Martyn Hayes moved to Luddenden foot and found the species to be common at light recording 36 in one season.
2441 Silver Y Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)
This immingrant is sometimes abundant and can be seen during the day as well as at light traps. Numbers increase in the autumn as home –bred specimens and immigrant swell the population .Most records are between the last week in May and the last week of October with records peaking in September. 1 at light at Park Road on the 6th January 2002 was out of the main flight period and 1 at Northowram on the 6th November 2006 was the latest date .One f gamminia (thought to be caused by starvation at the larval stage) was recorded at Hedge top Lane Northowram on the 5th September 2010 feeding at Lavendar.
2442 Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809)
Recorded at light from the last week in May to the last week of August.In 2001 at Moorend Gardens 66 recorded at light between the 27th .June and 27 July 2001 and 10 at light Hedge TopLane 16.June 2003.
2443 Plain Golden Y Autographa jota (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded at light between 13th June and 20th August.
2444 Gold Spangle Autographa bractea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Occasional at light between 5th July and 22ndAugust.
2447 Scarce Silver Y Syngrapha interrogationis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded at Hebden Bridge in 1883 by Tom Mellor.
1 at light Littlemoor Gardens Illingworth 12th July 2006(AZ)
1 at light Moors Edge Garden Todmorden 22nd Aug 2008(BL)
1 at light Brookfoot Brighouse 20th July 2009(M&KS)
2 at light Withens Clough Car Park 25th July 2009(AC et al)
1 to light at luddenden Village 2010(MH)
2449 Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Recorded in small numbers each year at light between early June and the 10th August.
A close eye should be kept on Spectacles and this could reveal more of this species
2450 The Spectacle Abrostola tripartita (Hufnagel, 1766)
Regular at light between late April and the 19th August. One at Hedge Top lane Northowram 10th September 2010 may indicate a small second generation.