54.009 BF0171 – Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaena lonicerae

 
54.009 BF0171 - Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet - Zygaenidae - Zygaena lonicerae

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaeninae – Zygaena lonicerae   STATUS – A Locally common species found in the southern lowlands of Derbyshire and on upland areas up to 300metres.    ID POINTERS – This moth is not easy to identify being very similar to Five-spot Burnet – decreta. The black border to the […]

52.014 BF0382 – Six-belted Clearwing – Sesiidae – Bembecia ichneumoniformis

 
52.014 BF0382 - Six-belted Clearwing - Sesiidae - Bembecia ichneumoniformis

Six-belted Clearwing – Sesiidae – Sesiinae – Bembecia ichneumonifromis   STATUS – A rare and noteable species in Derbyshire. A probable resident, first recorded in 1986.  Increase in records since from scattered areas of the county.   ID POINTERS – There are six yellow bands around the abdomen with orange markings on the forewing which […]

66.001 BF1631 – December Moth – Lasiocampidae – Poecilocampa populi

 
66.001 BF1631 - December Moth - Lasiocampidae - Poecilocampa populi

December Moth – Lasiocampidae – Poecilocampinae – Poecilocampa populi   STATUS – A resident and locally common species but wide spread throughout the county. Usually associated with old deciduous woodland   ID POINTERS – The male is usually much smaller than the female. Diagnostic due to the time of the year the moth is on the wing.   FLIGHT […]

66.002 BF1632 – Pale Eggar – Lasiocampidae – Trichiura crataegi

 
66.002 BF1632 - Pale Eggar - Lasiocampidae - Trichiura crataegi

Pale Eggar – Lasicampidae – Poecilocampinae – Trichiura crataegi.   STATUS – A resident and widely distributed throughout South Derbyshire.Almost absent elsewhere in the county. Numbers recorded each year are low and in single figures.   ID POINTERS – The moth is easily identified as it is the only grey eggar in Britain. The flight […]

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