70.139 BF1801 – Barred Carpet – Geometridae – Perizoma taeniata

 
70.139 BF1801 - Barred Carpet - Geometridae - Perizoma taeniata

Barred Carpet – Geometridae – Larentiinae – Perizoma taeniata STATUS – A resident species that is scarce and locally distributed in Derbyshire. Found from only one or two known sites in the county. Most records come from the limestone dales.   ID POINTERS – The forewing can be orange-brown or light grey-brown, with a dark basal patch. […]

73.209 BF2241 – Red Sword-grass – Noctuidae – Xylena vetusta

 
73.209 BF2241 - Red Sword-grass - Noctuidae - Xylena vetusta

Red Sword-grass – Noctuidae – Xyleninae – Xylena vetusta STATUS – A rare species in Derbyshire. Up until 1986 there had only been 6 records and up to 2004, a further 9 reports, a further three records in 2007 and four more in 2009. Most reported from the central areas of the county with scattered records from the South. […]

72.061 BF2484 – Pinion-streaked Snout – Erebidae – Schrankia costaestrigalis

 
72.061 BF2484 - Pinion-streaked Snout - Erebidae - Schrankia costaestrigalis

Pinion-streaked Snout – Erebidae – Hypenodinae – Schrankia costaestrigalis STATUS – A resident that is rare and locally distributed in Derbyshire. First recorded in 1973 and seems to be expanding its range in recent years and is being recorded across the central and southern areas of the county. ID POINTERS – A small and slender moth that can easily […]

72.066 BF2475 – Waved Black – Erebidae – Parascotia fuliginaria

 
72.066 BF2475 - Waved Black - Erebidae - Parascotia fuliginaria

Waved Black – Erebidae – Boletobiinae – Parascotia fuliginaria STATUS – The status of this moth in Derbyshire is uncertain and possibly accidentally introduced. The species has been recorded on several consecutive years from a site in Darley Dale, near Matlock, close to a timber yard. There seems to be no other records in recent times, apart from […]

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