73.023 BF2440 – Lempke’s Gold Spot – Noctuidae – Plusia putnami

 
73.023 BF2440 - Lempke's Gold Spot - Noctuidae - Plusia putnami

Lempke’s Gold Spot – Noctuidae – Plusiinae – Plusia putnami STATUS – A resident that is a scarce species in Derbyshire. First recorded in 2004, it seems to be most regularly recorded from the west of the county. ID POINTERS – A similar species to Gold Spot that can often be difficult to separate. However the following can […]

73.137 BF2377 – Fen Wainscot – Noctuidae – Arenostola phragmitidis

 
73.137 BF2377 - Fen Wainscot - Noctuidae - Arenostola phragmitidis

Fen Wainscot – Noctuidae – Xyleninae – Arenostola phragmitidis STATUS – A very rare species in Derbyshire and a possible new colonist to the county. First recorded in 1991 followed by 2 more records in the 90’s and the first record for the decade in 2008 from Darley Dale. ID POINTERS – An unmistakable species. The smooth rather slender […]

73.157 BF2333 – Large Nutmeg – Noctuidae – Apamea anceps

 
73.157 BF2333 - Large Nutmeg - Noctuidae - Apamea anceps

Large Nutmeg  – Noctuidae – Xyleninae – Apamea anceps STATUS – In 1986 described as a rare vagrant to Derbyshire. A species that appears to now be a localised resident and one that is spreading throughout the county. ID POINTERS – A large and long-winged moth. Ground colour variable from a “nutmeg-brown”, pale straw to sand brown or […]

73.211 BF2313 – Angle-striped Sallow – Noctuidae – Enargia paleacea

 
73.211 BF2313 - Angle-striped Sallow - Noctuidae - Enargia paleacea

Angle-striped Sallow  – Noctuidae – Xyleninae – Enargia paleacea STATUS – A nationally scarce B species and possible immigrant. A resident that is rare and locally distributed in Derbyshire. Our county lies just outside the principle areas of this species in the north midlands. It favours old ancient woodlands and there are very few modern day records. […]

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