Trossachs wildlife, July 2022.

I ran the light trap for five nights. There's a photo of most of the species caught, I'll post a full list when I've entered my iRecord data. Pheremone trapped species in amongst these but just Grapholita funebrana to the FUN lure, except for the last night, something I still have to ID. Nothing to the COD lure except a single Eudonia lacustrata and as this was the commonest species, and it was a rainy night, I suspect it just took shelter in the trap.


Green Pug.

Agriphila straminella, a grass moth.

Double Square-spot, hind wing checked, it was grey.

Eudonia lacustrata, the commonest moth species in the trap.

Flame Shoulder.

I used the FUN lure during my stay, Grapholita funebrana.

Green Carpet.

Map-winged Swift, a male.

Mottled Beauty, thanks for confirming SS.

Pinion-streaked Snout.

Riband Wave.

Not a moth... Serica brunnea.

Small Angleshades.

Small Phoenix, a bit worn.


White Ermine.

Double-striped Pug, NFM.

Clay NFM

Common Marbled Carpet.


Coxcomb Prominent.

Chrysoteuchia culmella, common in the trap and round and about, NFM.

Gold Swift, not an especially common species nationally, female top, male this image.

Eudonia angustea.

Gracillaria syringella. NFM

Lead Belle.

A rather worn pug, perhaps Wormwood Pug.

This monster was also rattling around in the trap. These are a slightly tricky ID and I didn't want to kill it (I subsequently found dead ones to look at more carefully), this would seem to be Anoplotrupes stercorosus.

Anoplotrupes stercorosus, NFM, seen previously but not specifically split from other Dor Beetles.

 Additional species are added as photographs, not the complete list.


Agrypnia varia, a caddis.

Bactra, probably lancealana but dissection required (this is a moth).

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, NFM.

Burnished Brass.

Catoptria margaritella.

Chilenocaecilius ornatipennis, a bark fly (Psocoptera). This species is from South America and was originally found in Ireland in 2015 it is native to Argentina and Chile and is spreading quickly across the UK, it is common in Orkney for example.

Flame. NFM.

Garden Tiger.

Ingrailed Clay, thanks BS and UKMI. These look different to each other and different to the ones we get here in Orkney, especially the lower pic.

Mystacides azurea, a caddis and not one I see very often at home.

Poplar Hawk-moth.

Another bark fly, Peripsocus didymus possibly, not doable from images.

Riband Wave.

Small Magpie.

Stenophylax permistus, another caddis.

True Lover's Knot.

Leaf mine in Honeysuckle, the fly Chromatomyia aprilina.

The deer fly Chrysops relictus, a female, dead in the bathroom.

Dead in the road, sadly, Emperor Moth cat.

Still a few other bits and bats to ID from this batch of images.

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