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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dark and Cold Thursley

The BC event was at Thursley Common last night, but the weather was completely different to the forecast from a few days ago, when it suggested perfect mothing weather.  Actually, the sky was totally clear, and our fingertips were really feeling the cold by the end, in July!  In three traps, we actually got some great species, hinting at the quality of this site.  Best was my first 'wild' Dark Tussocks.  Other top moths were Round-winged Muslin, Striped Wainscot, the reed-feeder Donacaula mucronellus, and the wet heath specialist Silver Hook.

Thursley Common, 21st July:

1 Batia lunaris
1 Monochroa cytisella
1 Bryotropha terrella
2 Eupoecilia augustana
2 Argyrotaenia ljungiana
2 Pine Shoot Moth
2 Cydia ulicetana
4 Endotrichia flammealis
4 Pempelia palumbella
2 Dipleruina lacustrata
6 Chrysoteuchia culmella
2 Crambus pascuella
2 Donacaula mucronella
20 Brown China-mark 20
1 Drinker
6 Dwarf Cream Wave
3 Riband Wave
15 Horse Chestnut
1 Peppered Moth
1 Engrailed
4 Pine Hawk-moth
2 Iron Prominent
2 Dark Tussock
2 Round-winged Muslin
7 Four-dotted Footman
2 Dingy Footman
10 Scarce Footman
2 Common Footman
1 Heart and Dart
1 Large Yellow Underwing
1 Least Yellow Underwing
45 True Lover's Knot
3 Striped Wainscot
6 Smoky Wainscot
2 Dark Arches
1 Uncertain
1 Marbled White Spot
1 Silver Hook
1 Nut-tree Tussock

Dark Tussock

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