Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Black-spotted Chestnut

Last night Robin Knill-Jones in Denham, Bucks was lucky enough to get another Black-spotted Chestnut, his second garden record.  His first (see here), back in January 2019, was the first ever record for Bucks.

Black-spotted Chestnut, Denham 23rd December

This fairly recent arrival in the UK only seems to fly in November, December and January so that will hopefully encourage a few more of you to keep trapping during the winter months!  It seems to be spreading out from its original core area to the south-east of London.  There have been several records already this season from a known "hot-spot" in Bedfordshire and one was recorded in Hertfordshire on 19th December.

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