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LEAFROLLERS (LEP.: TORTRICIDAE) FOR BULGARIA WITH TAXONOMICAL COMMENTS
BOYAN ZLATKOV & OGNYAN SIVILOV
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Biology,
Dept. of Zoology and Anthropology,
8 Dragan Tsankov Blvd., BG-1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
(E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Seventeen species of Tortricidae are reported from Bulgaria for the first
time. One of these,
Dichrorampha caucasica (Danilevsky, 1948), is also new for the Balkan
taxonomical comments on this species are added. Everted vesicae of two
described and illustrated for the first time.
BROWNFIELD SITES AND INVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY IN THE
POST-INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT OF LONDON
GENEVIEVE MUN-EE LEONG
Department of Geography, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London
The post-industrial environments of many European cities provide novel
which plants, invertebrates and even mammals are finding habitable. This
some of the knowledge accrued over the past half-century on brownfield
habitat and their
potential for urban biodiversity
CHRYSANTHEMELLA REBEL, 1896 (LEP.: BUCCULATRICIDAE) NEW TO BRITAIN
92 Woodville Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 5NJ.
Bucculatrix chrysanthemella Rebel, 1896, is added to the British list
of Lepidoptera. The
moth, its genitalia and larval workings are llustrated.
TESSULATANA (STAUDINGER, 1871)
(LEP.: TORTRICIDAE, OLETHREUTINAE) IN BRITAIN
HARRY E. BEAUMONT
37 Melton Green, West Melton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 6AA.
Pseudococcyx tessulatana (Staudinger) is recorded for the first time
THE IMPORTANCE OF BROWNFIELD SITES FOR MOTHS:
MOTHS OF NOSTERFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE
IN NORTH YORKSHIRE
Sharow Grange, Sharow, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5BN.
The moth (Lepidoptera) fauna of Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve is examined
for the years
2001 to 2011. The reserve is a former mineral extraction site upon which
the vegetation has
been allowed to regenerate naturally. A total of 420 moth species are
recorded and the
majority are now resident on the site. The results of the survey are
SITES AND MOTH DIVERSITY IN THE TEES ESTUARY
Industry Nature Conservation Association (INCA), Phoenix Centre, Wilton
International, Redcar TS10 4RG.
Studies relating to the moth fauna occurring on brownfield sites in the
Tees estuary in northeast
England are reported, including a number of species with first records
Durham (VC 66), including Saltern Ear Amphipoea fucosa. Other important
and key habitat indicator species are also discussed.
OF LEPIDOPTERA TO THE BRITISH ISLES IN 2009
SEAN P. CLANCY
1 Myrtle Villas, Sussex Road, New Romney, Kent. TN28 8DY.
Formally accepted records of immigrant Lepidoptera occurring in the British
the year 2009 are listed and discussed. For less frequently encountered
information is given in Annex 1, presented in vice-county order, the
then listed alphabetically for each VC. For the more regular immigrant
summaries and a selection of the more important records are presented in
AND MIGRANT LADYBIRDS (COCCINELLIDAE) IN MOTH TRAPS
228 Kathleen Road, Sholing, Southampton SO198GY.
Light trap records of ladybirds from 2003-2011 are presented. Most of
the common easily
observed species were only infrequently recorded. However, some of the
species such as Adonis’, 18-spot, Eyed and Larch, were found from
the continent and
several pine specialist species are overrepresented, given their scarcity.
DETERMINES THE PRESENCE OF MICROPTERIX CALTHELLA L. (LEP.: MICROPTERIGIDAE)
IN FLOWER-HEADS OF
CREEPING BUTTERCUP RANUNCULUS REPENS
Tremayne Farm Cottage, Praze-an-beeble, Praze, Camborne, Cornwall TR14
The day-flying moth Micropteryx calthella L. can be highly visible on
the flowers of
Creeping Buttercup Ranunculus repens where they feed on pollen. It is
suggested here that
temperature is one of the factors influencing presence in flowerheads.
There was a
significant difference in temperatures recorded in flowerheads with moths
moths; the numbers of moths in each flowerhead increases with temperature
in the range
10.3-16.7ºC. Most moths were found in shade (e.g., on north-facing
temperatures in full sun may rise as high as 22.2ºC, which appears
to be too hot for
Micropteryx calthella. Low daytime temperatures
SCYTHRIS CRASSIUSCULA (HERRICH-SCHÄFFER)
(LEP.: SCYTHRIDIDAE) BIVOLTINE IN THE COTSWOLDS
G. H. J. MEREDITH
23 Highland Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 9LU.
Records of Scythris crassiuscula (Herrich-Schäffer) on Cotswold
grasslands in late August
and September provide evidence that the species is bivoltine in this
habitat, contrary to its
description as a univoltine species in two recent publications.
THE DISTRIBUTION AND ECOLOGY OF THE GATEKEEPER BUTTERFLY PYRONIA TITHONUS (L.) AB. EXCESSA
TUTT IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE (LEP.: NYMPHALIDAE)
Damson House, Church Lane, Freshford, Bath BA2 7WD.
The distribution and varying degree of expression of the extra-spotted
Tutt of the Gatekeeper Butterfly Pyronia tithonus in England, Wales and
discussed. Evidence is presented which extends the generally accepted
range of its most
extreme expressions in England from devon and Cornwall to as far north
Information is presented on the European distribution and expression
of this aberration.
Comparisons are made with studies on the ecology of multiple-spotted
forms of the
Meadow Brown Butterfly Maniola jurtina L. and Large Heath Butterfly Coenonympha
tullia L. An idea is proposed to explain the western bias in frequency
and degree of
expression of excesssa.
SPECIES OF PLATYGASTROIDEA (HYMENOPTERA) FROM IRELAND
1 PETER NEERUP BUHL AND 2 JAMES P. O’CONNOR
1 Troldhøjvej 3, DK-3310 Ølsted, Denmark
2Emeritus Entomologist,National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin
Two species of microwasps, Platygaster ashei sp. nov. and Telenomus fergussoni
are described as new to science.
OVIPOSITION IN PENNISETIA HYLAEIFORMIS (LASP.)– THE RASPBERRY CLEARWING (LEP.: SESIIDAE)
1 The Glebe, Ickleton Road, Elmdon, Essex CB11 4LY.
Observations on the egg and oviposition in Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres)
Sesiidae) are reported and illustrated from sites in essex and Hertfordshire,
OF GRECIAN COOPER, LYCAENA OTTOMANA (LEFÈBVRE, 1830) (LEP.: LYCAENIDAE) IN CROATIA
TONI KOREN, ANA ŠTIH, DOMEN TRKOV AND MITJA CRNE
1 University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre, Institute for
Biodiversity Studies, SI-6310 Izola,
GiordanaBruna 6, Slovenia (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Corresponding
2 Matije Divkovica 7, 10090 Zagreb, Croatia
3 Biodiva – Conservation biologists society, SI-6000 Koper, Kettejeva
Grecian Copper Lycaena ottomana (Lefèbvre) is southern european
species with only a single
locality in Croatia prior to now. In a ten day period during 2012 we
recorded 95 specimens
(69 males and 26 females); consequently this species is now known from
22 localities in
southern Croatia, from the Cavtat area in the west, Snijenica Mountain
in the north and toward
the border with Montenegro in the east. Most were recorded in wet meadows;
this differs from
data given in literature. It is possible that our recent records are
the result of the species’
expansion, rather than the lack of historical surveys. The butterflies
were common and their
habitats are still frequent and widespread; it is possible that L. ottomana
is not an endangered
species in Croatia.
HEMIDACTYLELLA (d.& S.) (lEP.: GRACILLARIIDAE):
A RARE SPECIES dDISCOVERED IN NORTHUMBERLAND
2 Widow’s Row, Howick,
Northumberland NE66 3LG.
Caloptilia hemidactylella (D.& S.) (Gracillariidae) is reported from
north-east England. This
represents only the seventh British Isles record for this species as
well as a significant
northwards range expansion. The six earlier records are listed.
(REUTER, 1894) (NEU.: CHRYSOPIDAE):
A SECOND BRITISH ISLES RECORD
1 CHRIS R. SHORTALL & 2 COLIN W. PLANT
1 Insect Survey, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ.
2 14 West Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3QP.
The second British Isles example of Nineta inpunctata (Reuter, 1894)
Chrysopidae), is reported. A minor correction is made to a published
ABERRATION OF THE COMMON BLYE BUTTERFLY
POLYOMMATUS ICARUS rott. (LYCENIDAE) From TRESCO, ISLES OF SCILLY: IS
THIS EB FORD'S LOST RACE REDISCOVERED?
Damson House, Church Lane, Freshford, Bath BA2 7WD.
The unexpected appearance of a new, pale blue aberration of the Common
icarus Rott., in stock originating from Tresco, Isles of Scilly, is described.
Its similarity to a
now extinct race from Teän, Isles of Scilly, is noted. The history
of this lost race may be
genetically related. The new form is described and named: ab. scillonia.
REVIEW OF 2011
1 J. R. Langmaid and 2 m. R. Young
1 Wilverley, 1 Dorrita Close, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0NY.
2 Meiklepark, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0DL.
Noteworthy records of microlepidoptera collected during 2011 are summarised,
species new to the British isles and numerous new vice-county records.
PAMMENE IGNORATA (KUZN.) (LEP.: TORTRICIDAE):
A NEW NORTHUMBERLAND (VC 67) RECORD
T. J. Tams
191 Links Road, Tynemouth, Northumberland NE30 3TQ.
Pammene ignorata (Kuznetzov) (Tortricidae) is reported as a new species
northumberland. The two specimens collected in this vice-county in 2011
represent only the
eleventh and twelfth British records to date and are the most northern
reports for the country.