Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

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Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby melbellingham on Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:45 am

2021 in general has been a relatively poor year in my garden, with many species missing this year that I had recorded last year. At present the missing list stands at 32 species, but there is still a chance of a few of them turning up, but also a chance of a few more additions.

I read recently that one member had had a quiet night for Large YU with only 60 recorded. Last night I had my highest count of the year with 59.

I also read recently that another member had recorded Vine’s Rustic, so it appears that they are still spreading, and could even be widespread by now.

By choice I have not joined the Facebook group, and as this forum does not often have many reports of daily catches or highlights, I do not now get to read what other members are catching.

It might be that many members are now recording Vine’s Rustic, but last night (29/08/21) was a better night than in recent weeks for numbers of some species here, including Vine’s Rustic.

In 2018 I recorded 3 single individuals, in 2019 I had 8 single individuals. In 2020 it was 21 records of 32 individuals with a max of 4 on 27/8/20.

This year was progressing along the same lines with 14 records of 22 individuals with a max of 4 on 28/8.

Last night (29/8/21) I recorded 20 Vine’s Rustic (19 in the trap with one nearby). Most were in excellent condition.

If some members are still not recording this species, I hope that this record means that Vine’s Rustic is now firmly established and will continue to spread.

Mel.
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby PaulHopkins on Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:47 am

Hi Mel,

You're doing better than me, this year so far I've had a grand total of 3 Vine's Rustics. From reports I've seen, I believe it's still confined to the west of the county, unless anyone can correct me.

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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby melbellingham on Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:36 pm

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the update. I’m not sure why I should be getting these numbers, as I do not live adjacent to any open habitat. The nearest likely areas are a school and a park both approximately 300 yards away as the moth flies, but there is a line of trees passing both the school and another small grassy area which then continues past my garden. I assume they must come from those areas.

I do however grow several of the listed foodplants and tolerate various weeds, so my garden may attract them.

I had two species from my missing list last night (30/08/21) with Gold Spot and Sallow appearing and had 81 Large YU. Vine’s Rustic in the teens, but many I assume were recaptures.

Thanks again,
Mel.
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby mikew on Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:17 pm

Hi Mel

I's not spread here yet!

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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby Greg on Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:57 pm

Hi Mel,

I got my first Vine's Rustic last night in my Davenham (Nr Northwich) garden. So they seem to be spreading their range. Not been a bad year so far with a few NFG Satin Wave, Bullrush Wainscot, Haworth's Pug, Slender Brindle (4 in one night), Vine's Rustic, Coronet and a lifer Straw Underwing. Also only my second Vapourer in my garden, in the trap this time, previously one in 2012 on a fence panel.


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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby melbellingham on Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:25 am

Hi Greg and Mike,

Thanks for your update. Seems that Vine's Rustic is continuing to spread, but has not found Mike's trap yet.

New for garden species do not find my trap too often these days, but I have had 2 micro's (details in recent posts) and a new macro (31/8/21) when I found Grey Chi on the wall adjacent to the trap.

Grey Chi - 2021 08 31.jpg
Grey Chi


Also on the same night I recorded Red Underwing, a species I don't see every year.

Red Underwing - 2021 08 31.jpg
Red Underwing


Thanks again,
Mel.
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby GasMacc1 on Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:24 am

It's true that the vast majority of the Vine's Rustics have been reported from the west of the county. Recent exceptions, though, have been in Alsager, Nantwich and Elworth (near Sandbach).
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby shearwater on Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:58 pm

Hi
Just to emphasise the western bias I had 14 in the trap at New Brighton last night, the highest number since I first started recording them 4 years ago.
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby shearwater on Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:07 pm

And now I've had 29 this morning, feel sure they'll be spreading into Cheshire soon!
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby GrahamJones on Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:16 pm

Numbers have noticeably increased in my garden in Neston this year too. Getting 20+ each night at the moment.
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby A_Neal on Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:06 pm

Hi all,

I seem to be getting a few most nights recently in Chester.

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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby bobhelencoan on Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:49 pm

Not yet had a Vine's rustic in Waverton yet. Bob & Helen
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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby mikew on Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:04 am

I've not had it here in Burwardsley

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Re: Vine's Rustic - Is it still Spreading?

Postby Greg on Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:32 am

My first one here in Davenham September. Paul Brewster also got one in Moulton about a mile away from me
three or four weeks later. Must be slowly spreading East.
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