Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Light Feathered Rustic again

Further to Ched's post on 9th May, last night I ran some traps on the Chiltern scarp slope above Princes Risborough, Bucks at Grangelands and on the adjacent Kimble Rifle Range.  As expected, singletons of Light Feathered Rustic appeared at both sites.  About 60 moth species were recorded altogether but individual numbers were still depressingly low.  New to me for the year were Ancylis badianaPyrausta nigrata, Grey Pine Carpet, Yellow-barred Brindle, Treble-bar, Shears, Lychnis, Brown Rustic and Treble Lines.  Cockchafers really excelled themselves:  432 counted!
Dave Wilton

Light Feathered Rustic, Grangelands 11th May


  1. A nice moth, Dave - must try for this one soon!

  2. Dave, Are you sure it wasn't the same one that returned every time you threw it aside?

    1. They're like boomerangs, aren't they?!! No, I just let them be and they provided a bit of entertainment when there was little moth activity (...so that was most of the time!).


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