Sunday, 7 August 2016

Bucks Invertebrate Group meeting at Cliveden

A very enjoyable field trip in glorious conditions at the National Trust's Cliveden estate yesterday.  Many thanks to the NT for their hospitaility.  A lot of invertebrate species were recorded and moth highlights from daytime surveying included Striped Lychnis larvae ...

 
Also seen on Maypole Hill were several Nemophora metallica 
 

We started in the Round  Garden, an old orchard undergoing sympathetic restroration.  Several large clumps of Mistletoe (Viscum album) on Apple trees (Malus pumilla) were examined and a Coleophorid was found.  There was no immediately obvious feeding damage which made us think this might have wandered off the host.  Some, possibly related feeding damage was evident on leaves nearby. Any thoughts on what species this might be most welcome!


 
Evening moth trapping produced several interesting species, several Boxworm (Cydalima perspectalis)
 
 
and lots of Tree-lichen Beauty (Cryphia algae)
 
 
Also of interest
  • Hemp-agrimony Plume (Adaina microdactyla)
  • Grey Ermine (Yponomeuta sedella)
Neil Fletcher

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I couldn't make it, but we had visitors.

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