Saturday, 16 May 2015

Pugs & stuff...

Last nights collection was mainly pugs - based on id's obtained elsewhere, there was Common, Oak Tree and Mottled, the latter two new for my year.

Also new for the year were Grey Pine Carpet and Scoparia ambigualis, plus a lifer in the shape of Tachystola acroxantha. Is this as uncommon as the NBN map would suggest?

Dave Morris


  1. Hi Dave, just to note that I had eight of those in my trap this morning and was into double figures last week. For me it, this species and Light Brown Apple Moth are the most common species in my garden.

  2. Forgot to mention - I am an interloper from Harrow, just outside the region.

  3. Hi Dave, Tachystola acroxantha is a moth that's on the move but it is still a fairly good find in Bucks. There are only just over 30 county records from six sites. Although it has made it up to Milton Keynes the majority of the VC24 sightings have been from the south-east corner of the county, bordering Herts & Middx.


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