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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sweet success at Chobham

The event on the 6th August brought me to a place I have never been to before, the famous Chobham Common. Accompanied by the calling of Nightjars, we set up the trap near a wet boggy area, and it came up trumps. I managed two new species, and they were both hum dingers! First, a Small Scallop arrived, and shortly after, a Small Chocolate-tip. A very scarce species, with only a few known colonies in Surrey (only one seen at Chobham before). Loads of Straw Underwing were a surprise too.
Chobham Common, 6th August:
Straw Underwing
Currant Pug
True Lovers Knot
Small Fan-footed Wave
Straw Dot
Small Chocolate-tip*
Rosy Footman
Small Scallop*
Ruby Tiger
Small Rufous
Yellow Shell
Scarce Footman
Scalloped Hook-tip
Double-striped Pug
Shuttle-shaped Dart
Copper Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing
Flame Shoulder
Pale Prominent
Iron Prominent
Smoky Wainscot
Dusky Thorn
Pebble Hook-tip
Dark Arches
Peppered Moth
Horse Chestnut
Dagger sp.
White Point
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Pebble Prominent
Poplar Grey
Willow Beauty
Maiden's Blush
Vine's Rustic
Common Carpet
Straw Underwing

Small Scallop

Small Chocolate-tip

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