Sunday, 26 July 2015

Princes Risborough, Bucks

Nigel's splendid Chalk Carpet below reminds me that I haven't mentioned another trapping session which Martin Albertini and I had on the chalk at Grangelands nature reserve and the adjacent Kimble rifle range back on 21st July.  Unfortunately Chalk Carpet didn't appear despite this being a known site for it in the past, even as recently as last year, so perhaps we were just a little early for it there.  However, well over 200 species were recorded (115 of them macros) and they included Coleophora lixella, Elachista biatomella, Sophronia semicostella, Mompha miscella, Ancylis unculana, Paratalanta hyalinalis, Hypochalcia ahenellaOncocera semirubella, Royal Mantle, Pimpinel Pug, Kent Black Arches & Rosy Minor.

This would appear to be a new site for the pretty phyctinid Oncocera semirubella and Richard Ellis has just passed on the excellent news that he had one to his garden trap in Chorleywood last night (25th).

Dave Wilton 

1 comment:

  1. I had semirubella in my Radnage garden trap on July 16th.


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