Saturday, 29 May 2021

Aethes tesserana

While carrying out a plant survey yesterday in the northern corner of the second meadow at BC's Holtspur Bottom nature reserve near Beaconsfield in Bucks, John Folkard found an example of this very smart-looking tortrix.  It is supposedly common and found on chalk grassland sites across the Chilterns but its preference for flying in the daytime presumably explains the fact that this is only the eighth post-millennium record for the county.


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