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Saturday, 10 July 2010

The Shade at Box Hill brings Triple lifers

Last night I ventured onto one of the best examples of chalk downland in the country, Box Hill. Trapping at the Zig Zag Road with David Gardner until 0:00 (I had to leave early), we got 51 macros in warm, but clear, conditions. These did include some real quality though, with two, perhaps three, new species. The best was an unconfimed Surrey Rarity - two Triple-spotted Pug.
9th July, Box Hill (lifer=*):
Kent Black Arches
Barred Yellow
Brown Scallop
Clouded Silver
Light Emerald
Riband Wave
Dark Umber
Beautiful Hook-tip
Common White Wave
Reddish Light Arches
July Highflyer
Brown-line Bright-eye
Rosy Footman
Heart and Club
Smoky Wainscot
Treble Brown Spot
Short-cloaked Moth
Small Purple-barred*
Marbled White Spot
Burnished Brass
Willow Beauty
Scarce Footman
Small Fan-footed Wave
Double-striped Pug
Swallow-tailed Moth
Common Marbled Carpet
Flame Shoulder
Small Waved Umber
Privet Hawk-moth
Haworth's Pug
Shaded Pug*
Common Footman
Buff Footman
Small Fan-foot
Double Square-spot
Beautiful Golden Y
Common Carpet
Dark Arches
Clay Triple-lines
Bordered White
Common Lutestring
Triple-spotted Pug* (very rare in Surrey - these two will need to be gen. deted before they are confirmed)
Brown-line Bright-eye
Privet Hawk-moth (I just love these!)
Kent Black Arches
Shaded Pug
Small Purple-barred

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