Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Another excellent night in Thrupp, Oxon, where I was really pleased to host my own Dotted Chestnut after recent reports from Marc and Dave. This one took an interest in my record-keeping and later cadged a lift indoors on my dressing gown.
Also new for me this year: Diurnea fagella and what I take to be Agonopterix alstromeriana, a most beautiful little mite (like my new grandaughter). Pic below with the head of a Common Quaker for scale.
Also in the eggboxes: 32 Common Quaker, 14 Small Quaker, 13 Clouded Drab, 12 Hebrew Character, four Early Thorn, a March moth, a Pine Beauty, a Twin-spotted Quaker and a Satellite which I make to be 82 moths of 12 species.
btw has any further research been done into the possible relationship between Dotted Chestnut larvae and ants, as referred to in the 2003 edition of Waring, Townsend and Lewington?
Thanks once again for all the fascinating info and help on this blog. Martin Wainwright