70.054 BF1727 – Silver-ground Carpet – Geometridae – Xanthorhoe montanata

 
70.054 BF1727 - Silver-ground Carpet - Geometridae - Xanthorhoe montanata

Silver-ground Carpet – Geometridae – Larentiinae – Xanthorhoe montanata STATUS – A resident species, common and widely distributed throughout Derbyshire. Sometimes found in large numbers and often seen on the wing during the day.   ID POINTERS – The overall ground colour is white with a cross-band of  dark & light brown. The pattern of […]

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 […]

50.002 BF0161 – Leopard Moth – Cossidae – Zeuzerinae – Zeuzera pyrina

 
50.002 BF0161 - Leopard Moth - Cossidae - Zeuzerinae - Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth – Cossidae – Zeuzerinae – Zeuzera pyrina STATUS – A scarce species that is widely distributed throughout Derbyshire, apart from the extreme north and northwest of the county. Normally recored in ones or twos, never in numbers.    ID POINTERS – The moth is diagnostic, having two rows of three black spots on […]

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