Thursday, 19 December 2019

Southern Chestnut confirmed in Berkshire

In 2018 Paul Black found what we thought was the first Berkshire record of Southern Chestnut. A big thank you to Peter Hall for providing the full confirmation of this via dissection, and for adding one of his immaculate photos to the Moth Dissection website.

As can be seen in the new moth atlas, prior to this Berkshire record Southern Chestnut was confined to an area around the New Forest heathlands, and it was a very welcome surprise when Paul discovered it at Snelsmore Common. Paul has seem several more of them in 2019, thanks to his dedicated late-season mothing (Southern Chestnut files in October and November)!

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