|Pale Brindled Beauty, Bernwood Forest 17th December|
Thursday, 18 December 2014
The first of next year's moths...
As we had an unseasonably mild night last night and because woodland is the best place to see large numbers of moths at this time of year (even if only from a handful of species), I took a single MV trap to Bernwood Forest, Bucks for a few hours to get my December 'fix' of moths. As expected I ended up with another 100+ catch: Plutella xylostella (1), Acleris ferrugana/notana (10), December Moth (39), Winter Moth (21), Feathered Thorn (2), Pale Brindled Beauty (1), Mottled Umber (31) & Chestnut (2). Although not entirely unexpected, the Pale Brindled Beauty was a little early. Dave Wilton