Sunday, 30 April 2017

A Trip to the Palace

I was fortunate enough to gain permission to do some moth recording inside Blenheim Palace grounds last night, alongside Martin Corley. The temperatures just about held up, starting off around 12 and ending 3 hours later around 9, but with a gusting breeze. Traps were located around the ample numbers of veteran oaks. Moth numbers were disappointingly low with just 31 species recorded from 4 125W mv traps. There was a new county record with Elachista apicipunctella. One late White-marked came to light. No Orthosias at all. Orange Footman, Tawny-barred Angle, Seraphim, Frosted Green, Grey Pine Carpet, Common Wave and a Lime Hawk all put in an appearance. Peter Hall
High Park: Frosted Green

High Park: Grey Pine Carpet

High Park: Orange Footman

High Park: Syndemis musculana

High Park: Tawny-barred Angle

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