Friday, 29 May 2015

Cochylis nana.

Cochylis nana would appear to be a scarce moth in Hertfordshire, although in Bucks this doesn't seem to be the case. I've seen it once before, in 2011, but have encountered it twice in two days this week: Once in Herts, whilst using a sweep-net and once in Bucks in a light-trap in my back garden. Andrew Wood in Herts reports that he has caught it for the first time just this week.

It might be interesting to see if there is a noticeable increase in the normal numbers in Bucks this year.
As the name implies, this is quite a small moth and it could easily be missed.
Andy King.

1 comment:

  1. There aren't all that many records for Bucks (20+) but it is fairly widespread across the county, noticeably at places like Stoke Common, Rammamere Heath and Bernwood where there are concentrations of birch. However, only one record appears to be from a garden (Marlow Bottom) so your Chorleywood find is quite unusual from that point of view. As you say, one to keep an eye out for.


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