Wednesday, 29 June 2016

New Forester Site

A new site for Forester Moth, found using traditional methods rather than the (non-functioning) pheromone lure, was confirmed yesterday afternoon with the discovery of seven individuals in some wildflower meadows near Charndon, Bucks.  This adds a new 10km square to the moth's distribution in the county.  Chrysoteuchia culmella, Six-spot Burnet, Yellow Shell and Burnet Companion were also active there.

Forester, Charndon 28th June

Back home at Westcott, on Monday our first garden Hummingbird Hawk-moth of the year was seen visiting honeysuckle blossom while that night's trap added Scorched Carpet to the year list.  Last night's additions comprised Common Emerald, July Highflyer, Brown-line Bright-eye and Blackneck but the overall catch was still very poor indeed (just 54 moths of 32 species).

Blackneck, Westcott 28th June

Brown-line Bright-eye, Westcott 28th June

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

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