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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Far from a Grey night at Dawneys

On the 9th, the weather was perfect, so we did an impromptu trapping session at Dawney Hill, near Woking, hoping for pioneer species at this site with young heathland. We couldn't possibly predict the quality that was about to occur. The first of four new species was a Narrow-winged Pug, a fairly common species. But after a brief sighting of a Beautiful Yellow Underwing, a Bordered Grey arrived, a notable A species. After that fantastic find, we looked at the same egg box later, and found an Archer's Dart in it, a species which could definitely be described as a pioneer species. Finally, we found a late Poplar Lutestring, to complete the quality lineup. We also got a large number of Wax Moths, presumably there was some hives nearby.
Dawney's Hill, 9th August:
Small Fan-footed Wave
Yellow Shell
Cloaked Minor
Flame Shoulder
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Narrow-winged Pug*
True Lovers Knot
Beautiful Yellow Underwing*
Riband Wave
Large Yellow Underwing
Shuttle-shaped Dart
Dark Arches
Common Rustic
Pale Prominent
Vine's Rustic
Common Lutestring
Iron Prominent
Pine Hawk-moth
Common Carpet
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Black Arches
Least Yellow Underwing
Small Rivulet
Copper Underwing
Yellow-barred Brindle
Horse Chestnut
Currant Pug
Archer's Dart
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Straw Dot
Maiden's Blush
Elephant Hawk-moth
Pebble Hook-tip
Scalloped Hook-tip
Double-striped Pug
Birch Mocha
Six-striped Rustic
Tawny-barred Angle
Poplar Lutestring*
Oak Hook-tip
Ruby Tiger
Early Thorn
Bordered Grey*
Rosy Footman
Willow Beauty
Smoky Wainscot
Scarce Footman
Large Emerald
Lime-speck Pug
Scalloped Oak
Archer's Dart
Narrow-winged Pug
Wax Moth
Poplar Lutestring
Bordered Grey

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