Latest Sightings

If you have a latest sighting to report please email details to recorder@northumberlandmoths.org.uk

Thu 25th Sep 2014 - Clifden Nonpareil Catocala fraxini
One caught at Eastgate, Choppington, Northumberland 25.ix.2014. Miss L Frew

Fri 5th Sep 2014 - Humming-bird Hawkmoth
Grange House, East Holywell

Sun 18th May 2014 - Small Yellow Underwing
Taken at an undisclosed site by J Wallace, 7th Northumberland record

Sat 3rd May 2014 - Rhigognostris incarnatella
One at light, Corbridge. M Richardson

Thu 17th Apr 2014 - Acleris abietana
Caught last night at Haughton Strother VC67 by Mike Richardson

Wed 16th Apr 2014 - Semioscopis steinkellneriana
One taken at light, Stocksfield VC67

Wed 16th Apr 2014 - Semioscopis avellanella
One taken at light, Stocksfield VC67

Wed 19th Mar 2014 - Acleris rufana
One trapped overnight at Grange House by Tim Sexton, 5th VC67 record

Tue 22nd Oct 2013 - Gem
A Gem taken at light - North Tyne near Humshaugh

Tue 8th Oct 2013 - Vestal
One taken at mv light - Haughton Strother

Sun 6th Oct 2013 - Vestal
One taken at mv light - Tynemouth

Sat 5th Oct 2013 - Scarce-bordered Straw
One taken at mv light - Monkseaton

Mon 2nd Sep 2013 - 0273 Bucculatrix thoracella
One taken overnight at light in West Jesmond

Thu 29th Aug 2013 - Lime Hawkmoth
One larva found on footpath on Hillheads Road, Whitley Bay

Sun 25th Aug 2013 - Annulet
One taken at light, Howick, Northumberland

Wed 21st Aug 2013 - Caryocolum kroesmanniella
A probable taken at light, South, Northumberland (awaiting confirmation)

Tue 20th Aug 2013 - Pyrausta despicata
One taken at light in Howick, 4th Northumberland record

Tue 20th Aug 2013 - Agonopterix atomella
Two at light, third Northumberland record

Tue 20th Aug 2013 - Dusky Sallow
One at light, Tynemouth, third Northumberland record

Mon 19th Aug 2013 - Mirificarma lentiginosella
One at light, first Northumberland record

Wed 14th Aug 2013 - Plain Clay
First VC68 record caught at light at Canno Mill

Wed 14th Aug 2013 - Zelleria hepariella
Second VC68 record caught at light at Canno Mill

Wed 14th Aug 2013 - Caryocolum blandella
Second VC68 record caught at light at Canno Mill

Tue 13th Aug 2013 - Orthopygia glaucinalis
First Northumberland record caught at light at Carham Hall

Tue 13th Aug 2013 - Monochroa lucidella
First VC68 record caught at light at Swarland

Thu 8th Aug 2013 - Rhigognostis incarnatella
2nd Northumberland record taken at light in Gosforth

Sat 27th Jul 2013 - Monochroa cytisella
Two specimens of Monochroa cytisella taken at light, Etal Moor, Northumberland

Sat 27th Jul 2013 - Willow Tortrix
A Willow Tortrix taken at light on Etal Moor, Northumberland

Fri 26th Jul 2013 - Acrobasis consociella
One at light, Eshott, Northumberland

Thu 18th Jul 2013 - Rhigognostis incarnatella
One trapped overnight at Tynemouth. First Northumberland record

Sun 7th Jul 2013 - Cloaked Pug
A Cloaked Pug Eupithecia abietaria taken at light in Throckley, Northumberland

Fri 5th Jul 2013 - Lime Hawkmoth
The 6th Lime Hawkmoth for Northumberland was trapped overnight in Tynemouth

Wed 5th Jun 2013 - Lime Hawkmoth
Northumberlands fifth record found by Jack Dixon (aged 8) in Gosforth. Well done young man

Wed 5th Sep 2012 - Convolvulus Hawk-moth
One taken overnight at Tynemouth

Fri 31st Aug 2012 - Caloptilia hemidactylella
One taken at light, Howick, Northumberland

Sun 6th May 2012 - S centifoliella
One bred from a Burnet Rose R. pimpinellifolia leaf, first Northumberland record

Sat 28th Apr 2012 - Coleophora pyrrhulipennella
Swept from heather at Longhorsley Moor, by A Fairclough

Sat 28th Apr 2012 - Coleophora juncicolella
Swept from heather at Longhorsley Moor, by A Fairclough

Fri 30th Mar 2012 - Acleris abietana
One trapped at Eshott

Wed 28th Mar 2012 - Common Marbled Carpet
Only the second March record taken at light in Tynemouth

Wed 28th Mar 2012 - Orange Underwings Archiearis parthenias
Seventeen sightings of 23 individuals at Longhorsley Moor

Tue 27th Mar 2012 - Acleris rufana
One trapped last night at Holystone. first vc67 record

Mon 26th Mar 2012 - Orange Underwings Archiearis parthenias
Eight noted at Knitsley Fell & four at Swarland

Mon 26th Mar 2012 - Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea
One trapped overnight in Tynemouth, 8th Northumberland record

Mon 23rd Jan 2012 - Hebrew Character
One trapped at Tynemouth overnight

Sat 15th Oct 2011 - Dusky-lemon Sallow
Two trapped overnight at Tynemouth

Sat 1st Oct 2011 - Exapate congelatella
One taken at light overnight, Tynemouth

Wed 28th Sep 2011 - Palpita vitrealis
A pristine specimen trapped at Tynemouth overnight, 2nd county record

Fri 9th Sep 2011 - Convolvulus Hawkmoth
One trapped overnight at Lambley

Sat 3rd Sep 2011 - Red Underwing
One trapped at Whitley Bay overnight