Saturday, 17 May 2014

Salcey Forest

Last night I trapped in the VC24 section of Salcey Forest, which lies on the Bucks/Northants border.  After three hours I came away with what seemed like the first decent tally of the year:  394 moths of 75 species (60 of them macros).  Star of the evening so far as I'm concerned was the tortrix Eucosmomorpha albersana, which I've only seen once before.  There was a good mix of macro species but nothing that particularly stood out, although Poplar Lutestring was nice to see.  It was no great surprise that Pale Tussock (56) and Marbled Brown (34) were the most numerous species, but the number of Alder Moths seen (22) was rather unusual!  Singletons of Common Quaker and Hebrew Character seemed a little out-of-place amongst such species as Ingrailed Clay, Small Angle Shades and Small Fan-foot which are now on the wing.

Dave Wilton

Eucosmomorpha albersana, Salcey Forest 16th May

Poplar Lutestring, Salcey Forest 16th May

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