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Sunday, 4 July 2010

The Suspects get off (Wain)scot free at Horsell

Even a late night visit from the rozzers wondering what we were up to, failed to put a downer on a marvelous evening at Horsell Common near Woking. I don't blame them for being suspicious about five shapes leaning over three lights in the woodland. Maybe they thought War of the Worlds was coming to life (the book was set there)!
Anyway, to the moths. Even though it was clear and cold, there was a steady procession of species, that included five brand news ones to me, and final total of 57 macros. The best ones being Great Oak Beauty, Suspected, and Striped Wainscot.
3rd July, Horsell Common:(Lifers = *)
Small Fan-footed Wave
Peppered Moth
Rosy Footman
Heart and Dart
Brown Silver-line
Buff Ermine
Double Square-spot
Treble Brown Spot
Bright-line Brown-eye
Small Fan-foot
Dark Arches
Marbled White Spot
September Thorn
Common Wave
Common White Wave
Riband Wave
Lobster Moth
Iron Prominent
Tawny-barred Angle
Sharp-angled Carpet
Mottled Beauty
Common Emerald
Beautiful Hook-tip
Pine Hawk-moth
Buff Footman*
Willow Beauty
Brown Rustic
Common Footman
Sandy Carpet
Light Emerald
Brown Scallop
Barred Red
Great Oak Beauty*
Peach Blossom
Large Emerald
Pebble Hook-tip
Knot Grass
True Lover's Knot
Blotched Emerald
Dwarf Cream Wave*
Striped Wainscot*
Scarce Footman
Four-dotted Footman
Scalloped Oak
Coxcomb Prominent
Green Pug
Heart and Club
Buff Arches
Minor Shoulder-knot
Apologies for the poor shots.
September Thorn
Buff Footman
Brown Scallop (honest!)
Large Emerald
Striped Wainscot
Great Oak Beauty

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