Monday, 16 February 2015

Finemere Wood, Bucks

A single MV run for a few hours at Finemere Wood on Saturday night (14th) produced a single example of Tortricodes alternella as the only species new for the year.  The rest of the catch comprised Early Moth (1), Pale Brindled Beauty (9) & Spring Usher (11), so still very few species around and none of them yet in significant numbers.
Dave Wilton

Tortricodes alternella, Finemere Wood 14th January


  1. I'm surprised you didn't find any Small brindled beauties, Dave, looking at some of your previous records from this time of year.

  2. I have had Small Brindled Beauty in January two or three times over the past few years but perhaps the cold weather we had after Christmas has made this into a more 'normal' year. Even when I've had those early sightings the peak for SBB has been during the last week of Feb and first two weeks of March, so not long to wait!


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