Sunday, 29 May 2016

Greensand Ridge trapping

A successful joint event between invertebrate enthusiasts from Bucks and Beds was held yesterday at Stockgrove Country Park, which straddles the border between the two counties on the greensand between Great Brickhill and Heath and Reach.  Moth trapping in the evening took place on both sides of the boundary.  Although it got quite cool quite quickly there were still moths flying when we decided to call it a day at about half past midnight.  The traps on the Bucks side were all placed in amongst the heather on Rammamere Heath and between us we probably achieved about 60 species there.  Amongst the more interesting things caught were Incurvaria oehmanniella, Carpatolechia proximella, Eulia ministrana, May Highflyer, Grass Rivulet, Brindled White-spot, Grey Birch, Broom Moth, Pine Beauty (a very late fresh female), Miller & Alder Moth.

Eulia ministrana, Rammamere Heath 28th May

Grey Birch, Rammamere Heath 28th May

Broom Moth, Rammamere Heath 28th May
Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks


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