Sunday, 30 March 2014

Holtspur Bottom

A couple of MV lights run last night at our own Holtspur Bottom reserve (near Beaconsfield, Bucks) produced just over 180 moths of 23 species in the allotted three hours, of which the highlight was undoubtedly what seems to be the first ever March record for Scorched Carpet in Bucks.  The only other species of note were Agonopterix purpurea, Agonopterix alstromeriana and my first sightings of StreamerPurple Thorn, Angle Shades and Nut-tree Tussock this season.  It was also nice to see Dotted Chestnut putting in appearances at both traps.  Back home at Westcott the highlight in the overnight garden actinic trap was not one Herald but three of them!  Dave Wilton

Scorched Carpet at Holtspur Bottom, Bucks 29th March
Herald at Westcott, Bucks 29th March

1 comment:

  1. A nice selection of moths, Dave; also nice to get the three Heralds in your garden - i rarely get them in my trap, even though i can find the larvae commonly.


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