Tuesday, 30 May 2017

COAM Event Moths

Ran a couple of traps at COAM last night to provide moths for kids to look at, as part of a "Wildlife of COAM" event. One little boy said he'd like to be an entomologist when he grows up; always a result when we can inspire interest!

Moths were arriving before we'd even switched the lights on, although it was mainly Common Swifts during the part of the evening we stuck around.

Didn't really have the time to properly count numbers this morning, but there were a decent number of NFY species, including Spectacle, White-spotted Pinion, Angle Shades, Snout, Small Magpie, Udea olivalis, Coxcomb Prominent, Clouded Silver, Straw Dot, White Point, Vine's Rustic, Middle-barred Minor, Archips podana, Ghost Moth and Sandy Carpet.

Dave Morris & John Hoar, Chalfont St Giles


  1. Dave, I think you mean White-pinion Spotted. White-spotted Pinon would be an exceptionally good record, but it is too early for it.

  2. You are right Martin! It's correct on my list :)


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