Last evening, I went to a place called Fames Rough near Banstead, in the hope of seeing some nice chalk scrub species. David Gardner was determined to look for a group of micros which feed on Thyme. We did not find those, but we had a fantastic night in near-perfect conditions. Three lifers for me, and even a few micro lifers for the expert!
Up to 1:10 we managed the most macros I have ever experienced, with 82 species. The three new ones were a fantastic Beautiful Carpet, a worn Green Arches, and two Small Emerald. Some other notables were Phoenix, Olive, Waved Black, and three Kent Black Arches.
Fames Rough, 19th July:
Small Fan-footed Wave
Marbled White Spot
Common White Wave
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Small Angle Shades
Heart and Dart
Kent Black Arches
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Small Yellow Wave
Orange Footman, Dunbar, and Kent Black Arches