Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Gisborne's Gorse, Charnwood Lodge 31/05/2008

I'll be busy at work next week so no chance of any out of garden mothing before National Moth Night 2008, so I decided to leave traps running overnight at Charnwood Lodge.

Total catch was 345 of 59sp., although there were no surpises or major highlights. Plenty of new species for the year though. Total catch list available from VC55 Yahho group for subscribers:

Highest counts:
Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) 56
Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata) 50
Marbled Brown (Drymonia dodonaea) 35
Capua vulgana 25
Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) 18
Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata) 13
Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula) 13

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Ancylis mitterbacheriana

Denisia similella

Shoulder-striped Wainscot

Green Silver-lines

Pale Tussock - many were of this darker form.

Lesser Swallow Prominent

Coxcomb Prominent

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