Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Hughenden Valley 2nd August

It was expecting too much to get a huge return from this National Trust chalk grassland site above High Wycombe, Bucks after a day of rain but I went anyway and ended up with a mediocre 100 or so species.  Considering how damp it was underfoot I suppose this should be heralded as a terrific result!  Barred Rivulet, Kent Black Arches, Antler Moth, Rosy Minor, Double Lobed & Ear were good to see but there was little else of particular interest amongst the macro contingent.

At least there was a nice view of High Wycombe!

Barred Rivulet, Hughenden Valley 2nd August

Antler Moth, Hughenden Valley 2nd August

Rosy Minor, Hughenden Valley 2nd August

The micro list was somewhat lacking, with only Bedellia somnulentella, Acompsia schmidtiellus & Sitochroa palealis worthy of note.  Most numerous moths to the three MV lights were Shaded Broad-bar, Ruby Tiger, Dun-bar, Dusky Sallow & Eucosma campoliliana.

Bedellia somnulentella, Hughenden Valley 2nd August

Sitochroa palealis, Hughenden Valley 2nd August
Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks


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