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Monday, 5 July 2010

Pachyderms make it Haworth it at the Corner

I had a fascinating nights trapping at Newlands Corner last night. Paul Wheeler, the moth officer for the Surrey branch of Butterfly Conservation, was there to look for a group of micros that are currently unrecorded in Surrey, that feed on Knapweeds. No luck on that score, but I did get the opportunity to see what macros are at this lovely site. It didn't start well, as David Gardner got his car stuck! This meant he could not run his trap, so we had to make do with Paul's.
The conditions were good with thick cloud cover, although it was a little cold. In the end the macro total of 71 is one of the best yet, and that was with only the one trap. I managed to spot five lifers, that included Bordered Sallow and Haworth's Pug. Nice to see only my second Small Elephant Hawks (2), alongside thier larger cousins (4).
4th July, Newlands Corner (lifer = *):
Brown Scallop
Buff Ermine
Yellow Shell
Ghost Swift
Barred Yellow
Peach Blossom
Beautiful Hook-tip
Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Swallow-tail Moth
Light Arches
Small Fan-foot
Dark Umber*
Short-cloaked Moth
Dusky Brocade
Double-striped Pug
Haworth's Pug*
Buff Arches
Small Angle Shades
Reddish Light Arches
July Highflyer
Clouded Silver
Angle Shades
Rosy Footman
Blue-bordered Carpet*
Dark Arches
Pale Prominent
Smoky Wainscot
Flame Shoulder
Marbled Minor
Heart and Club
Light Emerald
Satin Beauty*
Bordered Sallow*
Elephant Hawk-moth
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Treble Brown Spot
Mottled Beauty
Willow Beauty
Rosy Minor
Ruby Tiger
Burnished Brass
Green Pug
Dingy Footman
Straw Dot
Large Yellow Underwing
Marbled White Spot
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Footman
Scrace Footman
Small Fan-tooted Wave
Riband Wave
Beautiful Golden Y
Small Phoenix
Peppered Moth
Dagger sp.
Dot Moth
Sharp-angled Carpet
Heart and Dart
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Setaceous Hebrew Character
White Ermine
Clouded Brindle
Agapate zoegana and Ruby Tiger

Blue-bordered Carpet

Small Elephant Hawk-moth

Elephant Hawk-moth (and Setaceous Hebrew Character!)

Dark Umber

Bordered Sallow

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