Tuesday, 13 July 2010

June Moths at Upton Warren

We were out at Upton Warren again on 22 June to survey moths.

In summary there were 391 moths trapped of 90 species using two 125mv and one 15w actinic skinner.

Two moths, a micro coleophora mayrella, and a macro, figure of eighty Tethea ocularis were new for the site. The reed bed specialities included southern, obscure and silky wainscots. Two hawk moths - eyed hawk moth and elephant hawk moth - were trapped, and large nutmeg Apamea anceps was a particularly good find.

John, Upton Warren

(Photos from above: figure of eighty, obscure wainscot, large nutmeg)

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