Saturday, 27 July 2013

Out and About

Last night, I took part in a very sociable session at RSPB Otmoor with friends and experts, running traps and a sheet at various locations on the reserve.  Although some of the hoped-for species were not seen (that being based on a session run at the same time last year), the list hit around 750 moths of over 160 species.

Accurate counts of some of the common species were not possible, so the total number of moths was over 1000, but one notable count was 63 Garden Tigers.

Some of the notable macro species included (lifers for me in bold) :

Oak Eggar
Large Emerald
Blood Vein
Small Scallop
Large Twin-spot Carpet
Shaded Broad-bar
Dark Umber
Bordered Beauty
September Thorn
Sallow Kitten
Round-winged Muslin
Rosy Footman
Four-dotted Footman
Kent Black Arches
Dark Sword-grass
Double Dart

Southern Wainscot
Smoky Wainscot
Common Wainscot
Minor Shoulder-knot
Small Dotted Buff
Dusky Sallow

The Crescent
Fen Wainscot
Silky Wainscot
Gold Spot

 Four-dotted Footman
 Bordered Beauty
Kent Black Arches

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