Monday, 17 June 2013

More lifers!

Things have been busy on the moth front in the chilterns, although not quite as busy as was hoped!

I attended an trapping event with a few experts on Saturday night, in beech woodland close to Stokenchurch. It had been exceedingly wet all day, and the drizzle continued on and off into the night, but there were at least some moths around, including a couple of lifers for me. A few were taken away for proper id...

New moths for my year included:

Map-winged Swift (Lifer)
Hypochalcia ahenella (Lifer)
Purple Bar
Foxglove Pug
White-pinion Spotted
Clouded Silver
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Common Wainscot
Marbled White Spot
Beautiful Golden Y
Straw Dot

My garden produced a reasonable haul last night as well (again, expectations are considerably diminished at the moment!). Quite a few species which were new for my garden year list:

Incurvaria ohelmanniella
Pebble Hook-tip
Foxglove Pug
Freyer's Pug (new for all-time garden list)
Middle-barred Minor
Green Silver-lines

Foxglove Pug

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