Monday, 25 July 2016

College Lake - chalk grassland

My other two traps at College Lake, Bucks on Saturday night were run on the chalk and brought in about 150 species between them.  The most numerous moth by far was the delightful micro Oncocera semirubella, of which more than 70 attended the lights here as did another 30 or so at the traps in the reeds so over 100 were recorded altogether.  Other niceties included Paratalanta hyalinalis, Toadflax Pug, Annulet, Kent Black Arches (seemingly everywhere nowadays!) and Rosy Minor, with a really good supporting cast of the common and widespread summer species divided roughly 50-50 between micros and macros.

Oncocera semirubella, College Lake 24th July

Paratalanta hyalinalis, College Lake 24th July

Annulet, College Lake 24th July

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

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