Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis

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Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis

Postby SteveCollins on Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis:

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I was reading the North Wales birding website and checking on the moth section as I know a couple of contributors and a photo was on there requesting an ID. I recognised it as one of the few micros that i had caught myself last month (10/8/2012). I said that I had settled on Orthopygia glaucinalis although in the new micro book it is Hypsopygia glaucinalis.

The response was that it was a very infrequent moth in North Wales so thought I had better post my photo on here to ask about it's frequency in Cheshire if anyone knows.

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis

Postby SteveMcBill on Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:55 pm

Steve,

There are currently 182 records of (Orthopygia glaucinalis) on the rECOrd database and the current distribution map shown by these records can be seen below.

As I understand it there should be data transference between the County Macro and Micro Moth recorders and rECOrd (and vice-versa) - I certainly hope that is correct.

Hope that helps.

Cheers.

Steve


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Map of Orthopygia glaucinalis records
in the rECOrd database
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Re: Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis

Postby SteveH on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:20 pm

Hi Folks,

O.glaucinalis is something we only began catching in 2003, recording it annually until 2006. It then went missing until 2010-11 and is absent thus far this year.

We've had 10 records in all.

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis

Postby SteveCollins on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi,

Many thanks to the 2 Steves for their info and it seems it's not recently often recorded then but I seem to be in the right place on the distribution Map!

Glad I asked!

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: Orthopygia (Hypsopygia) glaucinalis

Postby macchi on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:22 pm

I've just come across this post and thought I'd let you all know that I had one of these in the garden this year for the first time. I can send a photo but it's very blurred I'm afraid. No doubt about the identification though. I live in Shocklach right at the southern tip of Cheshire near the Shropshire border.

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