Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Walton Lake, Milton Keynes

I ran a couple of MV traps in the reeds at Walton Lake last night.  There wasn't a great deal of activity around either light and only about 90 species were recorded, but many of those expected did put in an appearance (including Chilo phragmitella, Calamotropha paludella, Schoenobius gigantella, Southern Wainscot & Silky Wainscot, the latter including one f. bipunctata which I don't recall having seen before).  Other species included Sallow Kitten, Maple Prominent, Brown-tail, White Satin, Small Ranunculus and Double Lobed.

Brown-tail helpfully "playing dead", Walton Lake 26th July

Small Ranunculus, Walton Lake 26th July

Silky Wainscot f. bipunctata, Walton Lake 26th July

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks



  1. Did you keep the Brown-tail? Would like it for a comparison slide against the Yellow-tail.

  2. As it happens I haven't released it yet so I'll keep it for you.


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