Monday, 22 June 2009

Chalton STW - Mothing 20/06

At the kind invitation of Graham Buss we ran two lights at Chalton STW for 2.5 hours last night and despite it getting dark so late and being rather cold we are pleased to report that we caught 3 Obscure Wainscots so it looks like we have a little population there. This is a new record for VC30 (Beds).

In addition, a Southern Wainscot also came to the light which adds another county site for this species. Out of 6 Oligias taken 2 were Marbled, 1 Rufous and 3 Tawny Marbled - the first time we have had all three at one site on the same night - all were dissected.

Other niceties were 3 male Ghost Moths, 1 Lime Hawk, Cream-bordered Green-pea, a pristine July Highflyer and the pyralid Chilo phragmitella.

Cheers - Andy & Melissa Banthorpe, vc30moths.

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