Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bernwood Forest

A single MV light allowed to run overnight in Oakley Wood, Bernwood Forest last night produced a grand total of 43 moths of 22 species:  Zelleria hepariella (1), Acleris sparsana (1), Acleris emargana (1), Archips podana (1), Apotomis betuletana (1), Epinotia maculana (3), Small Fan-footed Wave (1), Red-green Carpet (1), Common Marbled Carpet (1), Grey Pine Carpet (1), Spruce Carpet (2), Figure of Eight (1), Rosy Footman (1), Grey Shoulder-knot (1), Satellite (6), Chestnut (3), Brick (3), Beaded Chestnut (3), Lunar Underwing (7), Pink-barred Sallow (1), Sallow (1) & Small Wainscot (2).  Small Fan-footed Wave is known to have an occasional partial second brood but, as far as I'm aware, Rosy Footman is not and becomes another addition to this year's list of unexpected late sightings.  Epinotia maculana is described as local but at this time of year I find it commonly in most of the local woods which have aspen.

Dave Wilton

Rosy Footman, Bernwood Forest 1st October

Epinotia maculana, Bernwood Forest 1st October

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dave - out of region, but a Rosy Footman was seen at The Lodge, Sandy, Beds on Oct 1st - the latest previous Beds record was noted as 14th August.


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